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

(4.4/5 based on 100+ 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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  • The Museum is small, but the perfect size for children. The attractions are interesting and they like it a lot.
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  • The Museum is really an amazing ride. He has a large collection and sub-divided into wards. It takes on average 1:30 to look at everything in detail. I went on a Sunday and school holidays had workshop for anyone. Admission is free. The location is very close to SP and the Aquarium Museum of Ipiranga. Is very worthwhile to reconcile these three places to visit in one day.
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  • The place although small has a very interesting collection. The visitation is free, my 3 year old son loved it. Great ride for children.
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