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Sao Paulo for young kids

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Sao Paulo for young kids
Sao Paulo might seem like an adult kind of town, but there are more than a few choice options for the little ones to see and do.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Weathervane Cultural Science Museum
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Weathervane Cultural Science Museum

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... More

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. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sao Paulo Zoo
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Sao Paulo Zoo

It's hard to find a zoo that creates a completely natural habitat for its animals, and the São Paulo Zoo is no exception. Still, staff try to provide a decent home for the more than 3,000 animals in their care, including local luminaries such as the Brazilian howler monkey and the red-breasted toucan. Tue-Sun 9am-5pm

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sao Paulo Aquarium
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Sao Paulo Aquarium

Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the São Paulo Aquarium is always a hit with the kids. The self-proclaimed largest aquarium in Latin America contains more than 300 species of marine life. Daily 9am-6pm

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Paulista Museum
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Paulista Museum

Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga) occupies the promontory where Brazilian independence from Portugal was peacefully, if loudly, proclaimed by Dom Pedro I in 1822. The landscaped gardens provide a refreshing respite from the surrounding urban chaos, while the ornate museum itself... More

Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga) occupies the promontory where Brazilian independence from Portugal was peacefully, if loudly, proclaimed by Dom Pedro I in 1822. The landscaped gardens provide a refreshing respite from the surrounding urban chaos, while the ornate museum itself — affiliated with the University of São Paulo — educates visitors in the history of the city and nation via portraiture, antique vehicles, housewares and informational installations. Ticket includes entrance to the nearby Museu de Zoologia (Zoology Museum). Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Football Museum
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Football Museum

Situated on the grounds of the city's sacred Art Deco sports masterpiece — Pacaembu Stadium — the Museu de Futebol (Soccer Museum) pulls in kids and adults alike with its thoughtful, thrilling interactive exhibitions. History and memorabilia from “The Beautiful Game” mark the story of the sport as it is played in its spiritual home and even visitors not enamored of the sport find the... More

Situated on the grounds of the city's sacred Art Deco sports masterpiece — Pacaembu Stadium — the Museu de Futebol (Soccer Museum) pulls in kids and adults alike with its thoughtful, thrilling interactive exhibitions. History and memorabilia from “The Beautiful Game” mark the story of the sport as it is played in its spiritual home and even visitors not enamored of the sport find the eye-catching displays and poignant photographs engrossing and enlightening. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Villa Lobos Park
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Villa Lobos Park

As one of the newer parks in São Paulo, Parque Villa-Lobos still has a while before it becomes a mature, shady gem like Parque do Ibirapuera. Still, with ample green space and the lively Villa Ambiental (Environmental Village) educational play space for kids, there's plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy. Bike rentals, jogging trails and coconut water vendors are but a few of the... More

As one of the newer parks in São Paulo, Parque Villa-Lobos still has a while before it becomes a mature, shady gem like Parque do Ibirapuera. Still, with ample green space and the lively Villa Ambiental (Environmental Village) educational play space for kids, there's plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy. Bike rentals, jogging trails and coconut water vendors are but a few of the park's amenities. And it's sure to be less crowded than Ibirapuera any day. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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