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Museu da Amazonia (MUSA)

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Address: Avenida Margarita | Cidade de Deus, Manaus, State of Amazonas 69099-285, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 92 3582-3188
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Thu - Tue 8:30 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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Great place to learn about the Amazon

Our guide was friendly and very informative. We learned lots about the Amazon, presented in a way that was appropriate to our education level. (The guide didn't treat us like... read more

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

Our guide was friendly and very informative. We learned lots about the Amazon, presented in a way that was appropriate to our education level. (The guide didn't treat us like children) Great place to get a taste of the Amazon without leaving the city

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place you should visit to realise where you actually are . At the border of the biggest forest in the world that extends to Atlantic ocean a thousand kilometres far away! The tour guides Konstatinos and Ivan were very helpful and we had a good time learning new things about the forest the animals and people that live in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a bus for about 45 minutes from the centre, out to MUSA. By sheer coincidence we met the Musuem's director, Roberto, at the front gate, we chatted for half an hour while we waited for the next tour guide. The tour is a bit of everything, the trees, the plants, the many unusual and endemic fish species, the... More 

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Hemingway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Call MUSA ahead of time and get permission to enter at 7. An escort will show you to the 42 meter tower. You can ascend the tower and bird in peace. We got 15 treetop species in the two hours before 9 when ordinary visitors are allowed in. Cost was minimal....5 reales I think.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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.

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Thank Stanm0re
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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

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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 

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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.

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