Natural Sciences Museum, Belo Horizonte

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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.
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  • It is very nice to visit the site to see a bit of history. It's had fun, the kids love it. Very good.
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  • Spectacular, site with many stories and exhibits very particular with many fossils of mammals, dinosaurs and many other animals.
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  • Magnificent collection of prehistoric animals, with expert guides, as well as field activities for children, adolescents and adults. Worth the visit.
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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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