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Butantan Institute

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Avenida Doutor Vital Brasil 1500, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05503-900 Brazil
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MS1112 wrote a review Mar 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina10 contributions14 helpful votes
We visited Instituto Butantá. It has 3 museums to visit along a lot of laboratories where they work on vaccines and serums. The serpent enclosure has many species. The Microbiology Museum, as well as the History Museum, don't have bilingual explanations, which is a miss, they have interesting artifacts and models, but if you don't speak the language, you'll miss most of it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Rosie M wrote a review Sep 2018
Wellington, New Zealand137 contributions25 helpful votes
One of the reasons we came to Sao Paulo and sadly it was disappointing. We went on Saturday (maybe that was the problem). It was hot -31C. Lots of families playing which was lovely to see and the trees were wonderful. There were no snakes in the serpentaria and most buildings were closed. The only place open was the area with a few spiders and snakes in glass cages. They were great but we had such high expectations. We would not go back unless we were assured of seeing more variety of snakes. Also be aware, if you dont speak Portuguese, that its hard for people to understand you. Wr needed a taxi but couldn't call one so we were stuck. Make sure you don't get stuck like we did. Eventually we thought we better walk and try and flag a taxi but there were none. We found an excellent local pet shop and through the common language of love of animals, this lovely lady called a taxi and we were saved!!! We needed a beer and a caipraninha to cool down and be revived. Not a bad thing! So: Dont go without a method of leaving. Don't go if there aren't more snakes available. Have a lovely time in SP.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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FERNANDO VASQUES wrote a review Jun 2018
Sao_Paulo_Brazil1,362 contributions96 helpful votes
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The 3 museums and surroundings are well maintained. I recommend to parents and teachers to schedule a 3 to 4 hour visit with the children. Has Food Truck on site. The highlight is the Museum of Microbiology and interaction with the public. The museum with live specimens (Herpeto fauna, officinas) is also legal. And the historical museum gives us a notion how our scientists and researchers at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries were great men and women who have established a point of excellence in world research in this field. Very educational for everyone and especially for the new generation. In addition to having areas with nature preserved Atlantic Forest and a football field for families to enjoy with children. The macacario is under renovation. I hope you reopen soon. The museum of scientist in the Museum of Microbiology gives credit to the illustrious researchers among which 3 Brazilians who contributed to the health of humanity. I recommend taking friends and foreign visitors to know our scientific history.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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NicholasRibeiro wrote a review May 2018
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil15 contributions16 helpful votes
my daughter loves bugs. I consider it one of the best programs for children, since nowadays children only want to know about television things.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Albert G wrote a review May 2018
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Go there with kids. They will be amazed and will learn a lot about reptiles. I recommend this place for the whole family.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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