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Catavento Cultural e Educacional

Praca Sao Vito Parque Dom Pedro II - Bras | Palácio das Indústrias, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03003-060, Brazil (Centro Historico)
+55(11) 3315-0051
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As featured in Sao Paulo for young kids
Ranked #2 of 451 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Educational Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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São Paulo, Sp
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254 reviews 254 reviews
78 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Linkoping, Sweden
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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london
2 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Placed in Parque Dom Pedro II, this museum is the perfect mix between knowledge, games and shows. The building is really impressing because it's a wonderful villa with a quite nice garden. The real name of this center is Catavento Cultural and it presents a lot of special attractions. First of all you can find in the garden some original... More

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Porto, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Excellent for children and grow ups, very very interesting. If you have kids you should no miss it. Located in the center it is easy to find.

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

At first I was a bit concerned about the location as I had read this was a rougher area to visit. We did have a driver so we decided to go and I am so glad we did! The surrounding area did not make me feel uncomfortable at all, even traveling by myself with a small child. My son, who... More

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