All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in Brazil

Brazil has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 82 nature and natural history museums that are located in Brazil.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in Brazil? These are the ones:

  1. Marine Aquarium of Rio de Janeiro1

    Marine Aquarium of Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro
    The Marine Aquarium of Rio de Janeiro, also known as AquaRio, is a public aquarium situated in the Gamboa neighborhood, within the port zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is easily accessible and offers a unique opportunity to explore marine life in a controlled environment. The aquarium is home to a wide variety of marine species, making it a fascinating destination for both adults and children.
  2. Ubatuba Aquarium2

    Ubatuba Aquarium

    The Ubatuba Aquarium houses a variety of organisms from both fresh and saltwater environments. The focus is on the taxonomy of species, providing visitors with an opportunity to learn about the different types of marine life and their classifications. This makes it an educational and engaging experience for all ages.
  3. São Paulo Zoo3

    São Paulo Zoo

    São Paulo
    The São Paulo Zoo, located south of the city of São Paulo, is the largest zoo in Brazil. It spans an impressive 82.45 hectares, a space that was originally part of the Atlantic Forest. This vast area allows the zoo to house a diverse range of animals in enclosures that replicate their natural habitats, providing visitors with an immersive and educational experience.
  4. Sao Paulo Aquarium4

    Sao Paulo Aquarium

    São Paulo
    If you want to spend your day doing something extra exciting, consider visiting this large aquarium (in fact the largest one in Latin America) with more than 300 species of marine life and reptiles. Take your kids with you, this is a popular place for families with kids and the exhibitions are very
  5. Sao Paulo Cultural Centre5

    Sao Paulo Cultural Centre

    São Paulo
    The São Paulo Cultural Centre, popularly known as Centro Cultural Vergueiro, is a public institution that falls under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Culture Secretariat of São Paulo city. This means that it is a government-run establishment, ensuring its commitment to the promotion and preservation of culture in the city.
  6. BioPark of Rio6

    BioPark of Rio

    Rio de Janeiro
    In 2019, the park underwent a significant transformation. It was closed to the public to allow for extensive renovations and the inauguration of a new project, the BioParque do Rio. This renovation aimed to enhance the visitor experience and provide a more immersive and educational environment for understanding and appreciating wildlife.
  7. Acuario municipal de Santos7

    Acuario municipal de Santos

    The Santos Municipal Aquarium is situated in the Ponta da Praia neighborhood of Santos, a city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. This location is easily accessible and offers a unique opportunity to explore the marine life of the region.
  8. Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi8

    Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi

    The Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi promotes science through various facilities. It houses a natural history museum, a botanical garden, and a zoological park. Additionally, the museum manages a scientific research station in the Amazon forest, known as the Estação Científica Ferreira Penna. These facilities offer a comprehensive insight into the biodiversity of the Amazon basin.
  9. Salvador Zoo and Botanical Park9

    Salvador Zoo and Botanical Park

    The Salvador Zoo and Botanical Park, also known as Getúlio Vargas Zoobotanical Park, is a significant attraction located in Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the city and offers a unique opportunity to explore the local flora and fauna.
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    Zoológico Balneário Camboriú

    Balneário Camboriú
  11. Bosque Rodrigues Alves11

    Bosque Rodrigues Alves

    The Bosque Rodrigues Alves, officially known as Jardim Botânico da Amazônia, is a botanical garden situated in Belém, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Pará. This garden is a significant part of the city's history and offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse flora of the Amazon.
  12. TAMAR Project12

    TAMAR Project

    The TAMAR Project is a Brazilian initiative that focuses on the preservation of endangered sea turtle species. This project was born out of a need to protect these marine creatures from extinction along the Brazilian coast. It's a collaborative effort between the government and non-governmental organizations, with support from national and international companies and institutions. The project also receives funding from the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, the federal government, Petrobras, and tourists who visit the project's facilities and purchase its merchandise.
  13. Bahia Geological Museum13

    Bahia Geological Museum

    The Bahia Geological Museum, also known as MGB, is situated on Avenida Sete de Setembro, in the Corredor da Vitória, in the city of Salvador, Bahia. This location is easily accessible and is a significant landmark in the city, making it a convenient destination for tourists.
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    Fundação Projeto Tamar - Aracaju

  15. Zoological Park and Botanical Garden15

    Zoological Park and Botanical Garden

    Belo Horizonte
    The park spans an impressive area of 1 million and 750 thousand square meters, with 600 thousand square meters dedicated to the preservation of cerrado, a type of savanna ecosystem. Since 1959, the park has been home to the city's zoo, making it a significant part of Belo Horizonte's natural heritage.
  16. Parque do Sabiá16

    Parque do Sabiá

    Parque do Sabiá is a municipal park and zoo situated in the East Zone of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais. The park spans an impressive 1.8 million square meters, making it a vast green space for visitors to explore. It is accessible from both the Tibery and Santa Mônica neighborhoods, ensuring easy access for tourists.
  17. Hawk's Par17

    Hawk's Par

  18. Zoo Safári18

    Zoo Safári

    São Paulo
    One of the unique features of Zoo Safári is the opportunity it provides for visitors to interact with the animals, most of which are free-roaming, from the comfort of their cars. This offers a unique and immersive experience, allowing visitors to get up close with the animals in a safe and controlled environment.
  19. Acqua Mundo – Aquário de Guarujá19

    Acqua Mundo – Aquário de Guarujá

  20. Brasilia Zoo20

    Brasilia Zoo

    The Brasília Zoo places a strong emphasis on environmental education, conservation, and the preservation of Brazilian fauna. The zoo operates under the supervision of the state Secretariat for the Environment (Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente do DF (SEMA)), ensuring that all activities align with environmental best practices and conservation efforts.
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    Bioparque Amazônia

    The park offers a variety of activities for visitors. These include contemplative tourism of wild animals, ecotourism, research, and environmental education. This makes it a great destination for those interested in nature and wildlife.
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    Orquidário Municipal de Santos

    The Orquidário Municipal de Santos, inaugurated in 1945, is a zoobotanical park that spans 22,240m². It combines the beauty of well-maintained gardens with the raw appeal of natural forests, providing a unique experience for visitors.
  23. Park Zoo Sapucaia do Sul23

    Park Zoo Sapucaia do Sul

    Sapucaia do Sul
    A zoo suitable predominantly for families with little children. It's rather small with not so many animal species, but still worth stopping by.
  24. Zoológico Municipal de Guarulhos24

    Zoológico Municipal de Guarulhos

    The Zoológico Municipal de Guarulhos, established in 1982, is home to more than 400 animals from 100 different species. The zoo spans an area of 70,000 m², providing ample space for the animals and a vast area for visitors to explore. The variety of species and the large area make it an interesting destination for tourists interested in wildlife.
  25. Gramado Zoo25

    Gramado Zoo

  26. Aquário Natal26

    Aquário Natal

  27. São Carlos Ecological Park27

    São Carlos Ecological Park

    São Carlos
    The Dr. Antônio Teixeira Vianna Ecological Park is situated in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo, and is conveniently located next to the Federal University of São Carlos. This makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the area, and provides an opportunity to explore the local flora and fauna.
  28. Beto Carrero World28

    Beto Carrero World

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    Aquário Bacia do Rio São Francisco

    Belo Horizonte
  30. Municipal Zoo Danilo José Galafassi30

    Municipal Zoo Danilo José Galafassi

  31. Municipal Zoo Missina Palmeira Zancaner31

    Municipal Zoo Missina Palmeira Zancaner

  32. Parque Municipal Dr. Flavio Leite Ribeiro32

    Parque Municipal Dr. Flavio Leite Ribeiro

  33. Zoológico de Alfenas33

    Zoológico de Alfenas

  34. Bauru Zoo34

    Bauru Zoo

  35. Estoril - Zoológico35

    Estoril - Zoológico

    São Bernardo do Campo
  36. Ecological Park Voturuá36

    Ecological Park Voturuá

    São Vicente
  37. Parque da Gruta37

    Parque da Gruta

    Santa Cruz do Sul
  38. Zoo And Botanical Park Teresina38

    Zoo And Botanical Park Teresina

    The Bioparque Zoobotânico do Piauí is a significant area dedicated to the protection and conservation of various species of fauna and flora. It is located in the city of Teresina, the capital of Piauí. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the city and provides a unique opportunity to explore the rich biodiversity of the region.
  39. Zoo Botanical Park Dois Irmãos39

    Zoo Botanical Park Dois Irmãos

    Dois Irmãos State Park, also known as PEDI, is a unique combination of a park, zoo, and a conservation unit for the Atlantic Forest. It is situated in Recife, PE. The park spans over an impressive area of 1158.42 hectares, out of which 14 hectares are dedicated to the zoo. This vast expanse offers a diverse range of flora and fauna for visitors to explore and appreciate.
  40. Parque Da Cidade Aracaju40

    Parque Da Cidade Aracaju

  41. Parque Lage41

    Parque Lage

    Rio de Janeiro
    Parque Lage, also known as El Parque Henrique Lage, is a public park situated in Rio de Janeiro. It is located at the foot of the Corcovado, on Jardín Botánico street. This location offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the park while being in close proximity to the city's attractions.
  42. Uberlandia Zoo42

    Uberlandia Zoo

  43. Parque Ecológico Klabin43

    Parque Ecológico Klabin

    Telêmaco Borba
  44. São Paulo Aquarium44

    São Paulo Aquarium

    São Paulo
  45. Zoológico Municipal de Curitiba45

    Zoológico Municipal de Curitiba

  46. Zoológico SP46

    Zoológico SP

    São Paulo
  47. Parque Arruda Câmara47

    Parque Arruda Câmara

    João Pessoa
    The Parque Zoobotânico Arruda Câmara, also known as Bica due to a natural potable water source at its center, is a zoo botanical garden located in João Pessoa, Paraíba. It covers an area of 26.8 hectares and is considered an oasis in the middle of the city. This park is a true ecological sanctuary nestled in the center of the Paraíba capital.
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    Áquario Municipal de Pereira Barreto

    Pereira Barreto
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    Cia dos Bichos

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    Aquário de Itaquera

    São Paulo
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    Aquário de Paranaguá

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    Oceanic Aquarium

    Balneário Camboriú
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    Parque Ecológico de Mongaguá

  54. Zoo Americana - Parque Ecológico Municipal54

    Zoo Americana - Parque Ecológico Municipal

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    Parque Zoobotânico

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    National Primate Center

  57. Jardim Botânico de Lajeado57

    Jardim Botânico de Lajeado

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    Cuiabá Aquarium

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    Aquarismo Maeda

    Vicente Pires
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    Pantanal Biopark

    Campo Grande
    The Pantanal Aquarium, also known as the Pantanal Biopark, is a significant attraction located in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul. This impressive facility was officially opened to the public on March 28, 2022.
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    Centro de Reabilitação de Animais Silvestres

    Campo Grande
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    Bird Land

    Rio Quente
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    Aquario Municipal "Ilda Borges Gonçalves"

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    Gerência de Meio Ambiente

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    Zooparque Itatiba

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    Mini Zoo Canoas

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    Sargento Prata City Zoo

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    San Francisco Zoo Caninde

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    Screening Center of Wild Animals - Cetas

    Vitória da Conquista
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    Zoo Park Mountain

    Marechal Floriano
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    Parque Natural de Saudade

    Barra Mansa
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    Noah's Ark

    Rio de Janeiro
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    Zoo Ilha Solteira

    Ilha Solteira
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    Zoológico Municipal Joaquim Garcia Franco

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    Aquário Municipal Rômulo Martinelli

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    Zoológico Municipal de Mogi Mirim

    Mogi Mirim
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    Botanical Garden UFSM

    Santa Maria
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    Aquaria Mundi

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    Jardim Botânico Municipal "Prefeito Carroll Meneghel"

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    Jardim Botânico e Borboletário de Diadema

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    Aquário do Centro

    São Paulo
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    Zoo Bird

    Poços de Caldas

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