Natural Sciences Museum, Belo Horizonte

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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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  • Located in the heart of the Eucharistic District, the Museum of Natural Sciences of PUC Minas is indeed an invitation to knowledge. The collection exhibited in several environments focuses on the natural history of the state of Minas Gerais. Fauna and flora, extinct or not, are presented in a didactic and engaging manner, highlighting the animal fossils of past eras, especially our dinosaur friends that children (and adults too) love. In addition to the internal collection, there is also a sympathetic inflamed planetarium in the middle of the museum's entrance hall, where a brief presentation shows the constellations having as reference an entire night in the mining capital. Very interesting. Another option is a trail for external walking, amid the diversity of plants that exist in the property. We were harmed in this part because the climate did not help and prevented us from completing the journey, but we left it to the next. It's not a place to go once, for sure. The entry is not free, but the value is accessible. The planetarium is also paid aside, but it's worth it. Recommended.
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  • If it's your first visit to a museum of natural history, this museum is a good start. It is a small museum with some fossils of dinosaurs and mammals. It has some interesting interactive areas for children. Dioramas of Brazilian habitats well done. Account History of Peter Lund and fossil Lucia. The garden in the back is simple. Activities are carried out with children in the sand (hunting for fossils) and they like it very much. A good museum to bring children.
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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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