Chile to build first Antarctic museum

March 11th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by admin  

Santiago, March 11 (Xinhua) Chile will build the world’s first Antarctic museum in the southern city of Punta Arenas, according to a local media report. At the museum, people would be able to know more about the Antarctic and how it affects the world, the report quoted Jose Retamales, director of the Chilean National Antarctic Institute, as saying.

The Antarctic museum will be built in the heart of the city, facing the Strait of Magellan. It will cost $20 million and is expected to open to the public in three years.

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