Ciencias Naturais da Amazonia Museum

Funcionamento: Segunda a Sábado de 9h às12h e das 14h às 17h
Endereço: Estrada dos Japoneses, s/n - Col Cachoeira Grande - Aleixo
Telefone: 3644-2799
Fax: 3232-9153

n/n Estrada Belem , Colonia Cachoeria Grande. Few locals visit this museum, know about it, or would even want to, considering that it's basically critters they'd find (almost) in their backyard. For visitors, though, it's a chance to see a live pirarucu and other fauna (mostly preserved) of the region. The museum was constructed single-handedly by a Japanese entomologist (specializing in butterflies) with his own money and resources. It's out of the way and about half an hour by taxi. The nearby INPA is a preserve and research center with birds and other wildlife.