Natural Sciences Museum, Belo Horizonte

4.5
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. Add Natural Sciences Museum to your Belo Horizonte travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary planner.
map
Create an itinerary including Natural Sciences Museum
Natural Sciences Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
232 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • October 4, 2017
    This is a nice museum at the PUC area in Belo Horizonte. They have good samples from the native animals from this region, It's worth a visit, specially if you have kids, so they can learn more about t...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Interesting Museum to take children with various interactive activities. The little shop that should have more options.
    View original
  • September 5, 2017
    The Museum is an attraction that never misses the holidays of children. With specific attractions (workshops of reptiles, amphibians, workshops workshops of mammals) and the museum itself has no way not to love. We always spend the afternoon, we snack, we do picnic outside. Well worth having fun!
    View original

Plan your trip to Belo Horizonte

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Belo Horizonte by other users

11 days in Seychelles, Belo Horizonte & Johannesburg BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Belo Horizonte BY A USER FROM PERU January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in South America BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in State of Minas Gerais BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Belo Horizonte BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Belo Horizonte BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Belo Horizonte BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Belo Horizonte BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Belo Horizonte BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Belo Horizonte BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Belo Horizonte & Vitoria BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans