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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  • This museum is a place that is almost not visited by residents of São Paulo. It's a very well organized, signaled and well-attended. Even on a Saturday afternoon was pretty empty. Currently offering free visitation indefinitely. Security guards and attendants are polite and attentive. -The exhibitions are very explanatory and well full of information, worth visiting for children and adults. Does not have a place to Park, but the side streets is pretty easy to stop.
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  • Is a compact Museum but with a lot to see everything very well organized, careful, illuminated and explained. From skeleton of dinosaurs and animals pre-historical current animals. Worth visiting. For now, all with free admission.
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  • A small Museum of natural history. Many skeletons and animals exposed, pictured alone and in their natural habitats. Very organized. Worth the visit.
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  • A small but very nice museum when you are into pre historic life. Its on walking distance from the Aquaria of Sao Paulo.
  • Nice for child... except on Sundays... really crowded
  • Wonderful place, free admission, very organized, small, lovely for kids - fabulous dinosaurs skeletons! Amazing!
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