Museum of Natural Sciences, Belo Horizonte

4.7
Museum of Natural Sciences houses one of the largest collections of mammal fossils in South America, as well as a major selection of Brazilian fauna found in the Cerrado (Brazil’s tropical savannah). Children love the museum’s dinosaur replicas and the exhibition about this specie’s extinction thousands of years ago. At this site you can learn about the work of Peter Lund, a, important Danish scientist who spent his life exploring the rich natural world of Brazil. You can spend hours or even days here, studying the delicate ecosystems presented in the permanent exhibits. Take a guided tour, or go at your own pace, stopping by the displays to take pictures. This museum is famous for its hospitable atmosphere and friendly staff. Add Museum of Natural Sciences to your Belo Horizonte travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary planner.
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  • Even being in Belo Horizonte is an amazing ride when you're a kid. And I've been like two or three times after I was an adult. You learn a lot!
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  • Sensational cultural experience, I recommend to everyone who has children. The location is well accessible and the parts are well distributed. I'm sure I'll be back.
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  • Spent a few hours here on a Saturday morning while passing through town. The museum is very well done and FREE! I couldn’t believe it! Kids explored whales and an under the sea simulator. They also spent quite a bit of time exploring the science lab, conducting experiments and testing hypothesis. The dinosaur exhibit is impressive as well. We sat in an animal encounter class and had lunch at the cafe before leaving. So much to see and do, it could easily be a multi day experience.
  • This museum is full of exhibits which will easily entertain you for several hours so allow plenty of time. Many are also dedicated to kids so feel free to bring the whole family. The best thing is that it's all free unless you get into special areas like the 3D movies which really aren't worth the money. There is street parking and lots and parking building nearby so that part is also convenient. Just come with comfortable shoes and enjoy!!!
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