Museum of Zoology of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
(4.4/5 based on 90+ 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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  • Worth knowing this Museum, there's plenty of good stuff to know and admission is free. Ideal for children.
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  • ... the Brazilian animals! Cool and well defined instructions. The top wasn't open when I went, so it's a quick visit.
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  • Every Saturday is rolling a few nice lectures where the person can play on real fossils and also have a short introduction about the life of a paleontologist.
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