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Emilio Goeldi Museum (Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi)

Avenida Magalhaes Barata, 376, Belem, State of Para 66040170, Brazil
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Ranked #17 of 70 Attractions in Belem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Traveler Description: The Emilio Goeldi Museum was closed for renovations in August 2009 (the aquarium and snake section are closed too - renovations still ongoing as at... more »
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Winnipeg, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The zoo felt like it belonged in the 70s--and hadn't been updated since then. The scenery is quite nice with all the trees, lily pads, and semi-wild agoutis running around. But I was turned off by the sad looking alligator, jaguars, parrots, harpy eagle, etc in tiny enclosures. It'd be a nice place to walk around--some nice greenery in the... More

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Belem, PA
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A beautiful natural space in downtown Belém. Over there you can check several animal and vegetal species (including giant trees and small mammals that walk freely throught the woods). The museum also holds a colection of clay objects and other artifacts from different native cultures plus objects from the routine of the first scientists to research and describe the Amazonian... More

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Curitiba, PR
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a kids must go place, They will see animals freely moving within the mini forest. There is a mini zoo and a very interesting collection of zoology

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Rio Branco, AC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I really did not enjoy this place. The museum is so poor, smelling bad (mold, or something like that), but what disgusted me the most was the small zoo, where animals are kept confined in small cages. I was so sorry for them! Poor giant aligator! No place where to swim. I felt sad all the time,

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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a very special place, where you can get in close contact with the animals from amazon forest. You can see birds, turtles, crocodiles, etc.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The locals kept telling me this place used to be much more exciting and nice. I enjoyed being able to see the plants and animals of the region up close but the park isn't amazingly maintained. From what I read on site, there are many research projects at satellite locations so I think maybe that's where most of the funding... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We opted for this museum/zoo instead of the newer one located on the shoreline because it was really hot and he new zoo has little shade yet. This park/museum/zoo is kept clean (the washrooms might be the cleanest public washrooms we've seen in Brazil) and the trees are mature and provide plenty of shade. We saw monkeys, various birds, caiman,... More

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Los Angeles
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I loved this space and enjoyed walking around UNTIL I saw a gorgeous jaguar in a tiny enclosure pacing round and round, obviously very agitated These beautiful cats dislike human encounters of any sort, and there was this poor creature, stuck in front of human eyes all the time, with no place to hide, pacing round and round in a... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It was really a surprise to find this very big garden in the middle of the city, strewn with lots of "cotias" (Dasyprocta) running free. There is also a small zoo inside (although I do not like the idea) but it is sad to see the "onças" behind bars. Nevertheless it is a good place to escape the heat.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have been to Belém twice and both times the museum was under renovation. Do not know if it's over now, but the area surrounded the museum is interesting, with many plants and animals typical of Amazonia, another thing I did not like was that the animals were in very small spaces.

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