Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Sao Paulo

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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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  • But some well-preserved collections without identification to species level. Little acquis in the exhibition.
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  • Been a long time since I visited, but I brought the little kids and I had a nice surprise. Complete, clean and organized.
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  • Free admission. Exhibition very well done and organized. Animals in their habitats and wonderful dinosaur skeletons.
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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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