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“Interesting and Educational Afternoon Tour”

Museo de las Ballenas
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Salinas
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Ben Haase has created a wonderful, interesting, educational and informative museum on his property. He is passionate and knowledgeable and it shows in his tour. This is a must see while in Salinas for the entire family. It's a very affordable $3.00 per person and you can help the museum by giving a bit more as a donation. Highly recommended. We were not able to try his wife's seafood restaurant as it was not open this particular weekend, but it came highly recommended by our hotel.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting this small private museum requires an advance appointment call, so I almost missed going. I'm glad I took the time to call! Housed in an unassuming building with a small restaurant in front, the best thing about this collection is the passion and knowledge of Ben Haase the proprietor. I learned several new things, and his love for the whales is clear.

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Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Salinas Whale Museum is a private collection of specimens of marine mammals that is open to the public since June 2004 in the city of Salinas, Santa Elena Province. Its creation is due to the initiative by Ben Haase and Fernando Felix, researchers have collected for more than two decades with members of the Ecuadorian Foundation for the Study of Marine Mammals (FEMM) and other volunteers, remains of marine mammals stranded on the coast of Ecuador, particularly in the provinces of Santa Elena, Guayas and Manabi.
The Whale Museum has been a valuable educational tool and a platform for research on biology and ecology of different species of marine mammals, knowledge has resulted in a significant amount of scientific and technical publications.

1  Thank Lili Tayri R
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This little museum is the work of Ben and his small group of museumsupporters. You get a guided tour by Ben himself for 3 USD pp.. He knows everything about whales. The exhibition is skeletons and pickled baby whales. This is a must in Salinas after or before you go whale watching.

Thank Christian A
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very interesting to go see this small museum but the owner is most passionate about whales and a wealth of information.

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