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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
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+55 92 3582-3188
08:30 - 16:00
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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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A quick glimpse into the mysteries of the rain forest

I have visited MUSA three times already. You will get a great introduction to the rain forest during two available walks. I recommend both. I hear there is a walk early in the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Manaus, Brazil
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Manaus, Brazil
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I have visited MUSA three times already. You will get a great introduction to the rain forest during two available walks. I recommend both. I hear there is a walk early in the morning for bird watchers but that has to be arranged ahead of time. If you have to choose one walk, I would chose the walk through the... More 

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Alltough my brother and I don't understand Portugees, we received an interesting explanation from Portugese guide Ivan (who spoke English well) during a short trail through the forest. Afterwards, Italian guide Constantino (who spoke fluently Portugees+French+English!) took our groop up to the 42m-high tower, from which the view was impressive! (Apparently, it is really hot up there in summer, but... More 

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Nanjing, China
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We were the only 2 that spoke English in a group of about 20 and the guides all spoke Portuguese to the group, and then pulled us aside and told us everything in English. It was very nice of them to take the extra time even though it was only 2 of us. The tower is amazing. You get to... More 

1 Thank gadzookssal
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the several attractions such as aquariums, serpentarium, butterfly garden and the super interesting exhibitions. And save some energy the climb the magnificent tower that allows you to enjoy the forest at 42 meters high! It's definitely worth it!

Thank Luciana M
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Reviewed 27 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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Reviewed 22 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.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 16 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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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.

Thank jarne d
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Reviewed 2 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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Reviewed 2 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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