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Catavento Cultural e Educacional

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Address: Praca Civica Ulisses Guimaraes | Palácio das Indústrias, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03003-060, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(11) 3315-0051
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Located in a Victorian-era structure reminiscent of Foster's Home for...
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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Great for kids

We went on a Saturday morning. Earlier is better as it gets really crowded. There is also a cool store that sells "toys" that are actually science project such as periscopes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went on a Saturday morning. Earlier is better as it gets really crowded. There is also a cool store that sells "toys" that are actually science project such as periscopes etc. The area outside is also nice as it is fenced and kids can run around. Within walking distance is the main municipal market for pork sandwiches and cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved the fact that this is an interactive science museum for children. The monitors are great at teaching the concepts of the various exhibits......some exhibits needed repair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a worthwhile science museum in Sao Paulo, both because its good permanent exhibitions and because of its extra activities (which need to be booked in the morning on the day of your visit, otherwise you probably won't find places). The museum is also very inexpensive. And, you may combine your museum visit with shopping and lunch at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We love going to this museum, kids can learn so much with all the exhibits and they have a really nice area for kids to do experiments. I don;t think they have information in english but it can still be lots of fun. The building is amazing, I don't get tired of looking at it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nice place to visit. Lots of cool attractions but the best is to arrive early to see all attractions. The ticket is cheap .

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Thou it is a little far from the classic SP, this interactive museum is one of the best places for kids, to learn science, history, etc. A must if you bring kids aged 12 or less.

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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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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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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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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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