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Natural Sciences Museum, Belo Horizonte
(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Natural Sciences Museum houses one of the largest collections of mammal fossils in South America, as well as a major selection of Brazilian fauna found in the Cerrado (Brazil’s tropical savannah). Children love the museum’s dinosaur replicas and the exhibition about this specie’s extinction thousands of years ago. At this site you can learn about the work of Peter Lund, a, important Danish scientist who spent his life exploring the rich natural world of Brazil. You can spend hours or even days here, studying the delicate ecosystems presented in the permanent exhibits. Take a guided tour, or go at your own pace, stopping by the displays to take pictures. This museum is famous for its hospitable atmosphere and friendly staff. With our online itinerary creator, Belo Horizonte attractions like Natural Sciences Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • One of the best museums I've visited around the world in terms of collection, cleaning and organizing. In addition to Sundays have live classical music. The guides are very knowledgeable, educated students and updated. There are guides that are groups of children and they are super involved with the stories. There are spaces for birthday, snack bar, gift shop and lawn. Great program for whole family.
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  • The Museum is not huge, but very interesting, there are several bones of dinosaurs, insects, fish collection. The structure of the building is very good, there are always students of biology to give information, you learn a lot.
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  • I went without waiting a lot and I was surprised. There is a good amount of dinosaur fossils and various animals of the brazilian fauna. In the background, there is a flower garden and well taken care of. The downside is for the lack of information about the exhibition: most items do not even have a sign stating what that is, what species, when lived, etc. The input value is 5.00 and there is a souvenir shop.
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