Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao, Santa Teresa
(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Founded by “Patron of Ecology of Brazil” Augusto Ruschi, the main objective of Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao is to collect species of plants and animals, namely those native to the Atlantic Rainforest, for biological research, environmental education and preservation. Located within a large, beautiful green area in the middle of Santa Teresa, you will see parrots, macaws, monkeys, and Ruschi’s beloved hummingbirds, all of which have been brought to the center by environmental organizations. You can also view a large collection of taxidermy animals, many of which are now extinct. The catalogue of flora and fauna at Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao reaches into the tens of thousands, giving you an idea of the size of the ongoing project. Put Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao into our Santa Teresa trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful place with several animals, great to bring kids to hang out and walk, it pays to know the place.
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  • Natural Museum with great diversity and variety of animal species. There is a pretty impressive session of stuffed animals. admission is free. Is open on weekends. Recommend take insect repellent.
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  • The experience of attending the Museum and Park is fascinating, the hummingbirds, the nature, the anchor of the Navy, give a dynamism and joy. The history and the work of the Scientist Augusto Ruschi, great preserver and scholar of nature and his environment are perpetados and amaze visitors. Note 1000!
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  • Excelente passeio... Recomendo a todos que curtem a natureza.
  • Vale a pena. Aula a céu aberto.
  • Excelente museu!
  • Acervo interessante.
  • Vale uma visita.