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Museu da Energia de Itu, Itu

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Museu da Energia de Itu is dedicated to the history of electricity of Brazil. Located within an old mansion from the 18th century, the museum is most famous for an interactive approach to educating the children of all ages how to save energy and preserve the environment. The history of urban and industrial expansion of the city of Sao Paulo in the last 150 years is also explained in the museum’s rooms. The buildings itself is another attraction: the palace was the residence of Henry Santos Dumont, brother of aviator Alberto Santos Dumont and one of the richest men in Brazil at the time. Add Museu da Energia de Itu to your Itu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Itu vacation generator.
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  • The Museum is small but very nice. It is interesting to see how the kids were the lamps and lamps and some electrical appliances of the grandparents ' time.
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  • Unfortunately, I got that impression when visiting the same. It is very small and is a little careless. The ticket paid just not worth it in my opinion. The only person to be in her way. Need to change and change for good. Would not come back.
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  • The energy Museum has a physical space very nice and very good materials to achieve your goal: theme carry visitors to think about the history of your electricity use to this day, the amendment of the domestic customs, changes in cities and and etc. Has a very interesting thought piece for children, I think that receives many visits from schools during the week.
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  • Small museum, but all organized. The bottom is free top is paid a symbolic value. Worth it, is good for the children to know history, my daughter loved it.
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  • History!! Know that Itu was part of this whole change that benefited everyone. Museum is small but nice. Visit 4af is free.
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  • Take your children for them to know how was the beginning of everything about electric!!!
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