Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao, Santa Teresa

(4.4/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Great place to walk around and observe nature. It is disappointing to observe the stream that runs through the area with bad sewer smell. It's disrespectful to the Espirito Santo Augusto Ruschi naturalist who lived there. Hello Santa Teresa authorities.
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  • Very nice location for visits and walks in the Woods. Many birds released in addition to the Museum. Recommend
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  • Think of a wonderful and relaxing ride. A blessing from God and this mad biologist Mello Leitão.. BIA conservation and several points to be appreciated.. animals.. museums and especially the frenetic guys crowding of the hummingbirds. Delight!
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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.