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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
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Canopy viewing tower worth a visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit to learn more about the culture of Brasil and its peoples heritage. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable. If you decide to take the walk through the woods then i suggest you keep your eyes open and stay alert because there is always a chance of seeing a snake cross the path.

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Thank Andre D
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

After visiting their expo in the city centre of Manaus we gave it a try, but we were not too impressed. The info was all in Portuguese and the section of plants was very poor. You have to pay a guided tour in order to see the exhibition; we were quite unlucky to get into a group full of anxious... More 

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Thank Emma B
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I know the city and the jungle quite well and I'm so happy to see MUSA caring about the Jungle heritage by presenting its plants, Snakes, Insects, Orchids and the Indian culture. It is at the edge of the Duke Reserve, a 10 by10 km Jungle patch in Manaus. a highlight is the 42m tower overviewing the rainforest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The view over the tower is amazing. With a guide you can walk on trails inside the native forest and visit labs with snakes, butterflyes and other interesting bugs. The exhibitions are a great opportunity to discover some secrets of de Amazon native communities and fauna.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Only guided tours. There are exhibitions scattered throughout the forest but everything is written in Portuguese only. The tower is a nice feature but it is expensive and they don't let people stay there as long as they wish and the time spent on the tower is a lot too short too allow for bird/forest watching

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Learn about the amazon forest, native indians and more, all within 3 hours. Fair local structure, good guided tours. But be careful, they are not open for visitation every day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The museum is a sample of the amazon rain Forest located just 35min (by car) from downtown. There is bus route which may be an option for those who are in downtown and want to sabe some money. The museum itself is "young" and some other options could be available such as longer trails. However, the two available tours (trail... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went to this area with a local guide hoping to visit the reserve, when we got there we were informed that we could not visit the reserve, but could pay 16 reais to go up a tower and get a view of the reserve. Since we had travelled all that way, we went up the tower. The view of... More 

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