Museum of Zoology of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

Categories: Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 85+ 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 live next to this Museum for years but never visited. I decided to go with my wife recently and we like a lot. First because it is (at least at the time we were) free and according to the content itself. Enough information about the brazilian fauna and interesting aspects about Paleontology. We found less than we thought but it's still a pretty cool ride to do especially if your destination is the Museu do Ipiranga (is next).
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  • This free Museum has several attractions for those who love animals. Stuffed animals, dinosaurs and biodiversity. The place is small, but has a number of curiosities and interesting animals.
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  • Great choice for all ages. No charge to enter. Worth it, because we can meet a large part of Brazil's biodiversity and learn a lot. Excellent investment. We need more museums of natural history. Closed Mondays!
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