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Museu da Amazonia (MUSA)

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Address: Av. Margarita | Cidade de Deus, Manaus, State of Amazonas 69099-285, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 92 3582-3188
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Created in January 2009, Musa sits on a 100-hectare area at the Adolpho...

Created in January 2009, Musa sits on a 100-hectare area at the Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve, belonging to the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia [National Institute for Amazonia Research] - INPA, in Manaus, a native dryland forest area that has been passionately studied for the last 50 years. The results of this research, compiled in catalogs that broach topics such as plants, birds and frogs, tell what Musa wants to show visitors. At Musa, one can find exhibitions, an orchid and a bromeliad house, a lake, aquariums, and experimental snake, insect, and butterfly labs. A 42-meter high tower provides a magnificent view of the treetops, unforgettable at 6 am. Forest trails allow visitors to take pleasant walks and make surprising discoveries. At Musa, we develop research on science popularization and scientific and cultural education. A house of culture and science, of relationships and the celebration of diverse beings in the world. A place where humans and non-humans live happily together.

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Magical place

Skip the cliché, low quality standard day tours and instead head to the MUSA, the world's largest urban forest. Hiking through the rainforest with extremely knowledgeable guides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skip the cliché, low quality standard day tours and instead head to the MUSA, the world's largest urban forest. Hiking through the rainforest with extremely knowledgeable guides (young, enthusiastic scientists) and climbing up the watchtower to stunning views has been the highlight of our stay in Manaus. MUSA is THE way to experience and understand the Amazonian flora and fauna.

Thank Stanm0re
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend the guided tour through the trails and climb the tower of 42 meters high. The entire route is accompanied by trained biologist who performs technical explanations about the wildlife and local plants, and legends of indigenous peoples. At the top of the tower you can admire a view above the treetops.

Thank Luís Felipe d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are putting a lot of efforts to make this one of the best attractions. Climbing the tow is a very enjoyable experience, you get to see the city and the rainforest park. It is amazing to see how the trees moves with the wind. Do the trails as it is quite nice to be able to walk around in... More 

Thank Marcelo Y
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the place is great for those that want to have a taste how the forest is like but local monitors are a bit amateur. They might have the knowledge but lack presentation skills. You don't start explaining things to a group unless they are all together. Otherwise they could just offer self guided tours

Thank thiagop1982
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Really great place to visit with excellent forest guides to really inform the visitor about the flora and fauna. The forest is spectacular although make sure you take some insect repellent with you! The highlight of the tour is the tower which provides views across the forest canopy at 14, 28 and 43 metres. The forest views are spectacular and... More 

1 Thank chrisatkin2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Of course MUSA was the bast place we visited in Manaus. There are so much things to learn and see in the forest or on the exibitions. You must go to 42m tall tower, a incredible local to find a good angle to take pictures. Then, try a Luana's tapioca at snack bar, tasty and very cheap.

Thank Francisco F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

For those who can't or don't want to spend a day or more in the forest the museum is an excellent way see some primary forest in a short visit. An observation tower with platforms above and below the canopy allows different perspectives and the chance to see some local bird-life. A guided tour (we had an enthusiastic and knowledgeable... More 

2 Thank travelbsuisse
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to learn about the forest and animals living there. The people are really engaged and happy about people interested in their environment.

1 Thank AliceClearwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice museum with a wonderful observation tower where you can see a glorious canopy view for 20rs. Also has a collection of traditional fishing traps and information about the fish of the region. Also nice info (in Portuguese) about local indigenous legends. Also has a little orquidarium and butterfly house - check with one of the helpful staff to see... More 

1 Thank Laura H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This museum is far far away but it worth. There are two main attractions: jungle trekking and tower watching. We just did the first one because I had my leg injuried. In the treeking the guide, which was a really commited, explained about the jungle, indians and some animals, including spiders and snakes. There is also a visit to labs... More 

1 Thank Luiz R

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