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Catavento Cultural e Educacional

Praca Civica Ulisses Guimaraes | Palácio das Indústrias, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03003-060, Brazil (Centro Historico)
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Ranked #3 of 295 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Educational Sites, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in a Victorian-era structure reminiscent of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Catavento...
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Type: Educational Sites, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in a Victorian-era structure reminiscent of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Catavento Cultural is chock-full of interactive, hands-on exhibits and educational activities for children. Subjects covered include space, wildlife, geography, the human body and society. They are presented in action-filled, engaging fashion for the little ones. The surrounding neighborhood can be a bit sketchy, so taking a cab is recommended.

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São Paulo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you're not from SP you should just take a cab there. Huge lines for parking inside the museum and kind of dangerous to park in the streets. Museum is worth going with kids though - even before you enter it they have trains and real airplanes outside that children would love to just check them out

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São Paulo, Sp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The best place to take small kids on the weekends. It is a mix of industry and science museum with a lot of interactive activities for the small ones. Entrance is BRL 6 (not USD 3) and you will have a lot of fun. There's a bunch of extra exhibitions and movies, but you need to get in line to... More 

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São Paulo, Sp
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107 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Despite saying this 'museum' is for all ages, this is truly a place for kids. Very interactive, in my view the best place in town to take small kids. Attractions go from old trains, airplaces, navy canons in the outside to a series of exhibitions and interactive attractions in the inside. There is a very nice coffee shop and the... More 

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37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

the whole family could actually stay here for a day and not get bored at all. the children will definitely learn a lot, so as the adults too. the place is clean and these brazilian staff are all accommodating though they can't speak english well, they have done their best to handle our small requests and questions.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You can spend half a day there, very good for families. After you can go to Mercado Municipal which is very near and have some Mortadela Sandwich, also see all typical Brazilian fruits.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Catavento is a science museum with lots of hands on activities to learn different things. There is also a 3D movie theatre and other presentations that you can sign up at the cashier. It is installed in a very nice old building, and you can spend from 2 to 4 hours there. There is a small cafeteria, but the options... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

They claim that the museum is for all ages, but I do not agree. If your adult and interested in science you've surely already seen and tried all the "experiments" they have, so there will be nothing there for you. If you are adult and not intersted in science then there might be something fo you there, but I doubt... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This place is very interesting to go with children. It is a place to learn about science. It is nice to spend a couple of hours here. Well worth the cheap entry fee. You can get here without a car since there is a metro station 5 minutes away, but the walk seemed a bit dangerous to me, better to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I love the place, it is cheap and well located. really recommmend it.The food was also great for the price.

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Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A pretty good science museum with both static displays and hands-on exhibits, especially about physics (optics, magnetism, mechanics). Far from the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the best in the world and no San Francisco’s Exploratorium either, though better than average. The signs are Portuguese only and even then there are no deep explanations, just superficial ones.

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