PUCRS Museum of Science and Technology

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PUCRS Museum of Science and Technology
Established December 9, 1998
Location Avenida Ipiranga, 6681.
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Coordinates 30°03′30″S 51°10′34″W / 30.05833°S 51.17611°W / -30.05833; -51.17611Coordinates: 30°03′30″S 51°10′34″W / 30.05833°S 51.17611°W / -30.05833; -51.17611
Type Paleontology, Natural history museum, science, Technology.
Website www.pucrs.br/mct

The PURCS Museum of Science and Technology is a Brazilian museum run by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), located in the city of Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, on Avenida Ipiranga 6681, Building 40, Parthenon in the neighborhood, near the PUCRS. The visiting hours are from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9am to 5pm.


The museum was inaugurated on December 9, 1998. It is the only interactive museum of natural sciences in Latin America and one of the best in the world, offering activities for all ages and showing areas of trial-attractions on the universe, Earth, environment and man, among others.

The permanent exhibition area of the public has about 700 interactive experiments, covering many areas of knowledge. Even the visitor can participate in experiments that resulted in the current scientific knowledge.

The permanent collection includes several million pieces and presents one of the best displays of natural sciences from around the country. These include parts of paleontological geopark of paleorrota, a major exhibition of birds and stuffed animals and mineral resources Brazilians, some with thousands of samples.

See also[edit]

  • Paleorrota Geopark

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