Sometimes, Buenos Aires is referred to as "Paris of South America" as the city strongly influences European culture. The city has over 130 museums (private and public) showcasing history, fine arts, modern arts, decorative arts, popular arts, sacred art, arts and crafts. There are also preserved homes of noted art collectors, writers, composers, and artists. Numerous sculptures by famous sculptors like Auguste Rodin and Antoine Bourdelle can be seen in museums.
The permanent collection owned by Eduardo Constantini (Costantini Foundation) has been open to the public since 1990. This private, non-profit Constantini foundation established MALBA to collect, conserve, study and disseminate Latin American art, dating from the early 20th century to the present day. MALBA showcases the collection of over 270 works of Argentinean and Latin American artists. The venue also hosts workshops, children's activities, and temporary exhibitions.Address: Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, C1425CLA CABA, Argentina
Located in Palermo's busy and popular park district, the museum was built in 1966. This impressive planet-shaped building of the museum featuring a 65 feet wide cupola is one of the finest places in the city. There are samples of meteorites and several models depicting the history of space exploration.Address: Av. Sarmiento s/n, C1425 CABA, Argentina
Located inside the Centro Cultural de Recoleta and adjacent to the Recoleta Cemetery, Museo Participativo de Ciencias features two floors full of science displays. Here children can touch, play and see how electricity, gravity, and many other things work. There are various rooms like the communication room, wave and sound room, and mechanical room, with various interactive stands. Don't miss an opportunity to experience the wonders of science.Address: Junín 1930, C1113 AAX, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Once a summer home of the famous Italian Lezama family, this historic museum has a lovely garden and a huge porch adorned with old canoes. The old well in this area is still in use. This is one of the oldest museums in the country and has 33 rooms and three galleries. The museum offers many artefacts depicting the history of Argentina.Address: Defensa 1600, C1143 CABA, Argentina
The National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) is devoted to Argentine art. Located in Libertador Avenue, it contains precious art collections of Latin America. The painter and art critic Eduardo Schiaffino was the first director of the MNBA. The museum displays the world's most extensive collection of Argentine sculptures and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries and contains a library specialising in art. Watch the notable work by the 20th-century Argentine artists, including Renoir, Monet, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, and Picasso.Address: Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aimed at children from 3 to 12 years old, Museo de Los Ninos Abasto is the first thematic and interactive museum in Buenos Aires. The primary purpose of the museum is edutainment, i.e. learn while you play and have fun. The activities are designed to bring out children's creativity using new techniques. Activities like drawing, painting are organised here.Address: Av. Corrientes 3247, C1193 Buenos Aires, Argentina