Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Sao Paulo

4.6
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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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  • A well-cared, interesting, curious, easy-to-reach museum. I've been attending this place since I was little It's a very worthwhile ride. It has wifi. In particular, I don't think it should be free. As in the state, I think I should have paid admission, some days could be free. It would help in the maintenance and installation of air conditioning (PQ should be tricky to keep that stuff all with just fan).
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  • Great ride with a great diversity of animals! The site belongs to USP and the entrance is free. There are some dinosaur replicas. It's worth knowing!
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  • It's like a small version of New York City's Natural History Museum. Cool things to see, but it's small. Worth a visit only if you're near and have nothing else to do.
  • Definitely worth a trip. It's free to go in. Its comparatively small for s museum but great quality and variety.
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