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Natural Sciences Museum, Belo Horizonte

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Science Museum Museum
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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  • great Museum with life-size replicas. the kids love being able to see the dinosaurs. have a garden surrounding
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  • Small but interesting Museum. There's a wing with bones and facts about dinosaurs q kids love. I went with a teenager, a child of 5 years and september 1 years. Everyone liked it. Inflatable Planetarium sessions with specific times. See before you go!
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  • Visit a Museum is always a special event. But contact with replicas of dinosaurs is always challenging and rewarding.
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Where to stay in Belo Horizonte

Most of the city's accommodations lie within the inner ring road, in close proximity to the best attractions in Belo Horizonte. For convenience, look to stay in the vicinity of Praça Raul Soares, the city's central park and rotary. You can also find a range of high-rise hotels a bit farther south, in the neighborhoods of Boa Viagem and Savassi, close to Praça Diogo de Vasconcelos. About 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the city center, the 1940s neighborhood of Pampulha stands out as one of the most interesting places to visit in Belo Horizonte, and offers a decent selection of lodgings near the airport.
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