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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
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+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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Fantastic science museum

This museum provides you fantastic experiences on several branches of science as biology, physics, chemistry, aerospace, etc, traveling you back throughout the history of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sandro M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum provides you fantastic experiences on several branches of science as biology, physics, chemistry, aerospace, etc, traveling you back throughout the history of the world science.

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Thank Sandro M
Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place for kids learning science while playing! Excellent museum for all the Family! You will have a lot of fun and learning a lot.

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Thank leoacs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is quite a unique place to visit in São Paulo. You can learn about many things. Science for all family and interactive as well.

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Thank Tiago E
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Catavento is not a modern sophisticated museum, but it is great to spend time with the kids there. The Chemistry lab is a lot of fun and so are some of the "reserved" activities - reserve them as soon as you arrive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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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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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