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“Not a lot to do, but worth it for the manatee”
Review of Bosque da Ciencia

Bosque da Ciencia
Ranked #13 of 158 things to do in Manaus
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you have a few hours to kill then a walk around this park will be alright. Entrance fee R$5. The Science museum is currently closed for a refurb, and this is a lot of what there is to do in the park. The many turtles are fun to feed, so be sure to buy the proper food from them kiosk ($2 a bag), the turtles on the lower lake are much bigger. There are a couple of Croc's in cages, and this is about the only place you will see a manatee. When we were there they were feeding the baby manatees with a giant bottle. Also saw a sloth, some large rodants, the giant otters.
Took a taxi top the park, and there were a queue of taxi's waiting outside when we went to leave. Spent about 2 hours in the park.
Lots of steps and the big lake is much lower than the top ponds (access by steps or steep path), so not friendly for those with walking problems. Play area for young children down by the lower lake.
Will be better when the science museum reopens.

3  Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Good to experience the Amazon Jungle in the safety of the city, very nice place to go.

You can go too in INPA to see the animals, insects and other things of Amazonas

Thank Mauricio S
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Firstly, some things need to be cleared up. 1.There are no capivara at this park. The rodents that some people have described here in other reviews are actually agouti - NOT capivara. 2. The park i easy to find if you take a taxi. Do not bother with the bus, as it is almost impossible to get there this way. Too confusing.
The park itself is lovely, and we saw some amazing animals that we either sa in the Amazon from a distance, or missed completely. One of the manatee tanks had a lot of excrement in it though, which seemed pretty gross, so the park should get on top of that. But check out the photos of the sloth! It came down to poop (they only do this once every week) - so we were really lucky. The science centre was interesting and there are a few different trails you can follow around, seeing toucans, and caiman and turtles etc. One thing - make sure you DO NOT use the taxi company based outside the park. They tried to rip us off. Ask the park to call you a taxi before you leave.

Thank colincclark
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

As Brazil is not really a First World country- especially Manaus which is distinctly Second World- this park is not surprising. It is a huge quiet and cool respite from Manaus's rain and heat. Saw wild capabara's (giant rodents I'm sure I'm misspelling), and saw the Manatee preservation
project (sort of an inhumane wet-storage)... ugh.
but cool nevertheless, to see manatee up close and personal!

Several exhibits closed or abandoned. Nice park for the kids.

Thank SeattleTravelLover1
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I've been travelling for 14 months and I can safely say this is one of the most inhumane things I've ever seen. All of the animals were in tiny cages and did not look healthy at all.

I was really looking forward to seeing the giant otter, the water area they had for it was enough for it to jump in before it hit it's end on the other wall it was so small.

This could be an amazing place for people to go to see the animals they missed in the Amazon, instead it's a giant pile of nothing.

Thank William R
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