Natural Sciences Museum, Belo Horizonte

4.7
Natural Sciences Museum 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 Natural Sciences Museum to your Belo Horizonte travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary planner.
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  • I enjoyed too much knowing this museum, and the ticket cost only $10, we went in it on a Saturday afternoon and was not full, so it is worth very much because we have access to the 3 floors of the museum with everything well explained and organized, to see everything with plenty of tranquility. In this museum has various replicas of dinosaur skeletons, of other types of ancient animals, a great session on marine life, insects, sincerely a bit of everything, thus being an incredible place to know more about paleontology. A hint: climb to the top floor that you will have access to the terrace which is a great place to take pictures or enjoy the landscape of the city of BH.
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  • The museum is very well cared for... has several activities for the children and many guides that explain everything during the visit! Recommend!
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  • Good for kids on vacation. The staff is very good with kids. The skeletons and fossils are awe-inspiring.
  • Very cool place to visit if you are in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. It is a good way to travel back in time and also to get to know some of the prehistoric species that used to live in the south American region and Brazil. It's a nice place to bring young kids and people interested in museums. Totally recommend it!
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