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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
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+55(11) 3315-0051
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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What a wonderful place to go with kids!There are always something interesting to do there with them.There is possible to walk inside a upsidedown house,learn about weather... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniella_1706
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to go with kids!There are always something interesting to do there with them.There is possible to walk inside a upsidedown house,learn about weather conditions,lots of science stuff.The kids love it!I would like to return with my kids.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth visit: great place to spend couple hours with the little ones learning things that even you don't know...after the visit, cross the street and go crab some snacks at MERCADÃO municipal. Mortadela sandwich to Hoca Bar is the best in the world!

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Thank Longobardi
Campinas, SP
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

***Review written by a class of First Grade students that had a Field Trip to Museu Catavento Museu Catavento is great for kids, because you can touch and explore a lot of things! You can do lots of science experiments there, like standing on a platform where you can make a gigantic bubble while you’re inside of it… You can... More 

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Thank Carol_Traveler123
Bremen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 900 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The many sons and daughters of our grand- grand- father emigrated at about 1900ies to all over the world: to North- and South Amerca, to South Africa, to Australia and New Zealand, and to many countries all over West Europe. There are some descendants of our Brasilian grand- father/ - mother who have lived in Rio de Janeiro and in... More 

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6 Thank teacher_Udo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

This museum provides you fantastic experiences on several branches of science as biology, physics, chemistry, aerospace, etc, traveling you back throughout the history of the world science.

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1 Thank Sandro M
Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

A place for kids learning science while playing! Excellent museum for all the Family! You will have a lot of fun and learning a lot.

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Thank leoacs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is quite a unique place to visit in São Paulo. You can learn about many things. Science for all family and interactive as well.

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Thank Tiago E
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Catavento is not a modern sophisticated museum, but it is great to spend time with the kids there. The Chemistry lab is a lot of fun and so are some of the "reserved" activities - reserve them as soon as you arrive.

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1 Thank Beatriz O
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

I spent a couple hours here, it was very interesting. I do like local culture and seeing the interesting architecture.

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2 Thank Franklyn A
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Interactive educational activities such as a climbing wall where people find out more about important characters of History; physics experiments, etc... Atividades interativas, como por exemplo uma parede de escaladas onde as pessoas desvendam informações sobre personagens importantes da Historia. Easy access through downtown metro, train or car. Fácil acesso pelo centro da cidade tanto de metro, trem ou carro.... More 

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