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Natural Sciences Museum, Belo Horizonte

(4.4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • The kids were thrilled with the pieces on display. Museum and with easy access. It lacked only a better service to be perfect.
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  • I still can't understand how they let a fire destroying part of Rico Museum. Nevertheless, I recommend the walk, a swim in the natural sciences.
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  • For children of all ages, this museum astonishes every animal seen. It was possible to play paleontologist digging in the garden. Not to be missed!
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