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“Smaller than I anticipated but a chance to see some wildlife” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bosque da Ciencia

Bosque da Ciencia
Ranked #13 of 155 things to do in Manaus
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Smaller than I anticipated but a chance to see some wildlife”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Whilst I was excited to see some manatees, I was less thrilled to see the small tanks and cages where some of the beasts of the Amazon are kept here. Giant Otters and turtles can be found here, and the paths aren't too long to walk around. You can hear the nearby roads at all times, but it almost succeeds in bringing the wild into the middle of the city and it's cheap (R$5).

Ice creams are good but the park could be much better. There is a small museum designed to educate about the fauna of the region and the problems they face.

Visited June 2014
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Oak Park, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“See the Jungle without Leaving the City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is an enjoyable park, part of the National Institute for Research of Amazonia. Convenient to the city and shopping centers, it has a wide range of rain forest plants and some animals, to get an idea of the forest without leaving town. Entrance fee was R$5.00.

We saw Amazonian manatees, giant otters and caimans in enclosures and giant Amazonian turtles and cutias -- rabbit sized rodents -- ranging more or less free. Many of the interesting plants are labeled in Portuguese and English, and explanatory notes on the animals appear in both languages.

This is a self-guided tour over well marked but meandering paths. The park is not small and the topography is varied, so between the distances and the heat, it can be quite a workout: plan accordingly. Well worth a visit, though.

Visited May 2014
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Thank ABthree
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Manatee - Peixe boi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

I love these creatures. Since seeing them in Florida I had to see the Brazilian ones! and they were great!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Christine276
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Manaus, AM
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not a bad place to spend a couple of Hours”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

There are not a lot of animals in the places some river otter, some manatees, fishes and tortoises and some alligators. But this place gives you a feel of how amazon jungle would be like. Be in here and you wont know you are amidst a bustling city.

Entrance : 5 R$.

Visited September 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A search of information and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Lack of information and the very poor number of buses
It could have more buses driver and taxi driver who could speak
English

Visited July 2013
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Thank Armando u
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