Paulista of University of Sao Paulo Museum, 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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  • Although closed the Museum has as an option, the House shout, with found objects that depict the history and also the annex Park that is wonderful to enjoy the trees and also for a good walk. The gardens are worthy of distant kingdoms although it lacks some details how to connect the source, but it's still nice looking up Park ... the architecture is amazing.
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  • Currently is closed for renovations, and God only knows when it will reopen. Fantastic architecture, but kind of weak holdings. High point is a model of the city of SP of 20 years, if I'm not mistaken. And the huge painting of the painter Pedro Américo on the cry of independence. I found it very annoying not being able to take pictures at all, I don't know the bad evil that it does.
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  • Is an amazing place, mitra, a lot of culture information, much beauty. Is a place for all ages and noises. The Museum has many antique pieces which tells the history of Brazil and atiga's royalty, has a lot of history, a lot of culture. Have a beautiful and wonderful garden, where we find many visitors, many children playing, a lot of couples. Is amazing place to go.
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  • Small, but very complete and organized museum. A great collection of insects, mammals and dinosaurs. It also contains a good demonstration of the sea creatures and their description. It is worth a stop with the kids, since it is a complete, but fairly simple museum to visit. If you spend two hours, is ok to see everything. Recommended!!!
  • Certainly not the best natural history museum I visited, but it is a good one for Brazilian standards. I'd greatly recommend you take your kids there to see the paleo collection full of dinosaurs and big mammal fossils.
  • The museum is quite small but there's a big diversity of species and you can take photos of everything. Had a really nice time there.
  • A small but very nice museum when you are into pre historic life. Its on walking distance from the Aquaria of Sao Paulo.
  • Amazing place to go with family and kids
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