Museu de Ciência e Tecnologia da PUCRS, Porto Alegre

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The PURCS Museum of Science and Technology is a Brazilian museum run by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), located in the city of Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, on Avenida Ipiranga 6681, Building 40, Parthenon in the neighborhood, near the PUCRS. The visiting hours are from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9am to 5pm.OverviewThe museum was inaugurated on December 9, 1998. It is the only interactive museum of natural sciences in Latin America and one of the best in the world, offering activities for all ages and showing areas of trial-attractions on the universe, Earth, environment and man, among others.The permanent exhibition area of the public has about 700 interactive experiments, covering many areas of knowledge. Even the visitor can participate in experiments that resulted in the current scientific knowledge.The permanent collection includes several million pieces and presents one of the best displays of natural sciences from around the country. These include parts of paleontological geopark of paleorrota, a major exhibition of birds and stuffed animals and mineral resources Brazilians, some with thousands of samples.
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  • Be prepared to spend at least 5 hours here. This is a great place for kids and adults. Three floors with a diversity of games, boards or equipment which teach you in different ways about the past, pre...  more »
  • Not the most advanced technologies from the world, but a great experience for the entire family! A good choice for a rainy or really hot day.  more »
  • Amazing for kids and everyone interested in a more educational experience rather than just roaming the city. Nice way to spend the day!  more »
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  • Firstly, you pay $30 for adults and $15 for students. Also, $20 for parking if you stay around 3 to 4 hours (borderline ridiculous!). Secondly, it's called a museum of sciences and technology, but the forgot to add "20 years ago" to the name. I literally have been to the museum 20 years ago and it is 90% the same... Very disappointing for an institution that is incredibly rich. It's administration abandoned the place, which has 20% of the exposition with an "out of order sign" and outdated knowledge, for example, the tongue flavour region, which has been debunked for ages. Nothing is new or amazingly interesting. Most interactive stands are good old physics or mechanics based. If you're under 10, it's awesome because you can touch stuff. If you're an adult, it's sadly outdated. I still cannot believe that they haven't changed most of it from 20 years ago. That's irresponsible. They should keep up with new technology and science knowledge that is always being updated. So, yes, take the kids, but then write an email to the administration asking for them to stop sipping martinis, get their act together and fix that museum. It's a great place and this town deserves to have it. In summary, I was disappointed because I grew up going to that museum and could see the decline of it. You may not think it's that bad, besides the parking, which is not fair. I recommend going once... and that's it.
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  • Very cool! Fully interactive and educational Museum. Genius! It's nice for any age and enables us to extend the knowledge of science and technology, even for those who think they already know everything! A lot of learning!
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  • Very good!! But has a very dark there that has a black siding all the way in I don't see and I hit my face on it, I couldn't find the meaning of this. Please get better. In more it is very suitable for children, schools and adults.
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