Flora & Fauna of Manaus
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ hours
Meet the inhabitants of the Amazon region with a visit to Bosque da Ciencia. This open-air museum is an Amazonian Research Station whose most famous project is the species revival of the Amazon river manatee. Observe these strange creatures that are in danger of extinction as they swim in a glass tank. Part of the museum is open-air, with access via trails.
The other part is an indoor exhibit of scientific projects under development. See the world's largest and smallest leaves, both found in the Amazon. Otters, electric eels, alligators, orchids and bromeliads are also housed here.
You’ll also visit the Military Zoo, where wildlife and Amazonian fauna are housed.
The ambient temperature is always high; please dress accordingly and carry water with you. The Military Zoo is of a rather primitive nature, with some animals kept in cages rather than in a natural habitat. Tour does not operate on Mondays.