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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 08:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Good beginning to start discovering the Amazonas

The trail was interessting and knowledgable. The guide translated for us to English and was highly motivated. Interesting information to the forest and its animal were given. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The trail was interessting and knowledgable. The guide translated for us to English and was highly motivated. Interesting information to the forest and its animal were given. The trail was quite short. Thus don't expect any huge walking. There are several stops along the way where information is being shared and where exhibitions can be discovered. Unfortunately texts are in... More 

1 Thank TheWorld_OurOyster
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

If this is you're only chance to see and learn about the forest, by all means go. Don't come all the way to Manaus and miss a taste of the Amazon. But after 5 days in the jungle, this didn't add much.

1 Thank Sarah G
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This "Museum" is definetely worth visiting. For only 10 BRL you get over 1h guided tour in the middle of the jungle with lots of interesting information about indio live, animals and plants. Everything us well organized. There is even a small restaurant where you can buy food and drinks. For 20 BRL more you get another 1h visit of... More 

Thank holgerspiegel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

When I arrived in Manaus I had unfortunately just one day to visit something in this city but this museum was perfect. They have great exhibitions about Indian tribes, animals and insects, but most of all the tower which gives you a great view above the Amazon is amazing and definitely worth it to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Inside Duke Reserve, it is a lovely living museum. It works to make us aware of the importance of the rainforest and it is the reason I strongly recommend a visit. You can visit both the tower and the trail inside the place. Admission costs R$ 30,00 on Tuesdays. Fares vary (look them up first). It closes on Wednesdays. You... More 

Thank emsato
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to MUSA. The guide had sufficient knowledge about the plants, fish and indiginous culture. The tower was a climb of 42 meters with a worthwhile view of the forrest and the north side of Manaus. We have also seen several kind of fish and snake. They have also a nice greenhouse with orchids.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

25.09.2016 I hope All tourist who will visit Brazil that will visit this wonderful site of nature and animals of amazon .

1 Thank Anouar B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It was good to visit the place. But because you can't go by yourself and require a guided tour, you can't enjoy nature too long - have to follow the group. And English was mediocre. They simply do not provide choice of what to see and you have to follow trails. What was great is the view from the tower.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is worth the trip out of town. It's the rain forest in microcosm, beautifully presented on a self-contained site and well interpreted with very informative displays. Entrance is not expensive, with all the usual concessions (students and over-60s remember to take proof of your status) so it makes a good value half day. Pay the small extra fee to... More 

Thank Alan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Observação de passarinhos das 7:00 às 9:00. Bem interessante para se fotografar e aprender. Recomendo o uso de binóculos para quem tiver. Para fotografia, uma super zoom, ou uma lente de 600mm a 800mm. Usei uma lente 300mm e foi pouco. Birds watching from 7:00am to 9:00am. Interesting activity for photography and learning about local birds. I suggest using binoculars.... More 

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