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Catavento Cultural e Educacional

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Address: Praca Civica Ulisses Guimaraes | Palácio das Indústrias, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03003-060, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(11) 3315-0051
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located in a Victorian-era structure reminiscent of Foster's Home for...

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.

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I spent a couple hours here, it was very interesting. I do like local culture and seeing the interesting architecture.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Franklyn A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent a couple hours here, it was very interesting. I do like local culture and seeing the interesting architecture.

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Thank Franklyn A
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interactive educational activities such as a climbing wall where people find out more about important characters of History; physics experiments, etc... Atividades interativas, como por exemplo uma parede de escaladas onde as pessoas desvendam informações sobre personagens importantes da Historia. Easy access through downtown metro, train or car. Fácil acesso pelo centro da cidade tanto de metro, trem ou carro.... More 

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Thank acarolduarte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I've here many times with school and friends. Mostly great for families with kids cause there're plenty of stuff to see and touch and do! Very funny and great guides to explain how and what is happening for the little ones. Save a whole day for this cause the kids won't be getting tired soon

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Sao Paulo, SP
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was at Catavento with the whole family, including grandparents and little cousins. It was great fun.

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Thank Ana K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This place is mainly for children. In this place a child can learn, see, and get in touch with the basic knowledge. And there are sectors where children can enjoy real experience of sciences. Also, this place can be visited by families where they can enjoy the park outside the building and enjoy the beauty of the flowers.

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Thank Mohammad E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I believe this is the best museum for kids in the city. They have a real plane and 3 trains outside (that you can go in) and also the exposition is very interactive. The only down point is that they only accept cash so withdraw 50 reals before you go.

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Thank Fernando D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I wanted to visit thia place but I heard that it is in a dengerous part of the city. Maybe you can take taxi to reach there.

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Thank Encieh E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nice museum but it is getting old and many interactive parts were not working anymore. It has the potential to be the best south america museum, but the website it not updated and some areas were still with work in progress even after the august dead line mentioned in the site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

It's nice place for the kids to visit u will enjoy with ur kids and it's near ipeapuera park and lots of buses can go there and u can enjoy the garden around with lots of trains and Olmec to have some photos with

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Thank Yasser S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What can I say? It's so great and fun for the whole family, even for adults!!! There are some attractions that need to be scheduled, but that's so much to explore that I didn't feel like I had missed anything by not going to these extra activities. I think it's free on Saturdays, or at least at the first Saturday... More 

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