The Institute of Geosciences is a unit of instruction of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul which includes the courses of Geography (and BA degree), Cartographic Engineering and Geology. It has a department of study of vertebrate paleontology. Has made great contributions to the geopark of Paleorrota.
The unit is also responsible for the maintenance of three museums and the journal Research in Geosciences, and post-graduate and research.
Museum of Paleontology Irajá Damiani Pinto 
Located in the Valley Campus (Campus do Vale), Avenida Bento Gonçalves, 9500. Building 43 127 ground floor. Free Entry.
It received its name in honor of the professor of UFRGS, Irajá Damiani Pinto.
In the same building of the Office of Institute of Geosciences is located the Museum of Paleontology Irajá Damiani Pinto. The museum displays various fossils of Geopark of Paleorrota. In the same building that the Laboratory of Paleontology, which could increase knowledge about the Geopark because many fossils are cleaned and prepared there. 
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Coordinates: 30°04′26″S 51°07′14″W / 30.07389°S 51.12056°W