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Weathervane Cultural Science Museum

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 421 attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Sao Paulo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Porto Alegre, RS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Good for anyone. I didn't meet english texts, explanations in english or in any other language. Children will be specially favoured with the visit. Not an international attraction, but still wonderful.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Apart from there not being any english explanations it was an educational and entertaining outing for the children. Interactive and interesting experiments to learn while having fun.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nothing to dislike... chidren can play and learn, and parents can either enjoy. Lots of interactive attractions located near from metro station . The building had been used for some time as center of São Paulo public power.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Perfect to go with your kids. Please be advised the tutors doesn´t speak English. It is a mix of museum of natural cience with events. Very good to go with kids and teens.

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Recife, PE
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This place is amazing It is like a children museum but bigger and better, a lot of things to see and to play. Here kids can learn and play at the same time I strongly recommend

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Brazil
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We went with the kids, they loved it! Very orgranized, modern and dynamic. Mixes history with science in a cool way for them! And adults also enjoy. It stimulates all your senses! see, touch, smell, taste listen and play!

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