Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Sao Paulo

(4.5/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
The Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo is a public natural history museum located in the historic Ipiranga district of São Paulo, Brazil. The MZUSP is an educational and research institution that is part of the University of São Paulo. The museum began at the end of the 19th century as part of the Museu Paulista; in 1941, it moved into a dedicated building. In 1969 the museum became a part of the University of São Paulo, receiving its current name.The MZUSP has one of the largest natural-history collections in Latin America, with over 8.5 million preserved specimens of vertebrates and invertebrates . Each collection is curated independently, and organized according to specific needs. Other facilities in the museum include a library specializing in zoology and laboratories dedicated to research in chronobiology, electron microscopy, molecular biology, histology and CT scans. MZUSP also operates the Boracéia Biological Station in the forest near Salesópolis for field research.
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  • I was at the Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo there in Ipiranga twice with my daughter when she was little and dreamed of being a veterinarian. Were two opportunities and visitors very pleasant and fruitful. For us adults is a very interesting and visually pleasing ride, but for the kids is a must. Too bad place for parking is expensive and difficult, place to eat also expensive and outside the Museum and the Museum itself as the other employees. However much, in particular for children who do not have fear and like animals, recommend.
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  • Free, at least on Sunday, is a nice ride to take children (and adults) who like animals. Too bad it's small (one level only).
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  • A good collection of specimens, well distributed, but small. The top floor could be used. Is good but could be better.
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  • Nice for child... except on Sundays... really crowded
  • Wonderful place, free admission, very organized, small, lovely for kids - fabulous dinosaurs skeletons! Amazing!
  • The Museu de Zoologia is almost like a mini natural history museum - there are reconstructed animal bones, like dinosaurs and dolphin skulls as well as stuffed animals from badgers to tigers. It's not a super big space, but the couple of rooms they have, they use well.
  • Good place to admire and acquire knowledge.
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