For the opening hours and the tickets price you can visit their Facebook page. There is even a website, but still under construction. If you are interested to read about the celebrations of the 100 years of the museum, you can "read" ( in portoguese ) this article and for more pictures you may have a look at this post. You can notice some differences, just making comparisons with some of my pics!!!! ;oD
It's a very nice building (outside and inside) and the collection is displayed on two floors (ground floor and first floor).
The collection consists of a considerable amount of stuffed animals ( so that you can have an idea of the local fauna ), insects, reptiles, fish and an impressive elephant embryo display ( from the first month to the 22nd month, that is the end of the pregnancy!). Even though t needs some improvements ( dusty stuffed animals and some are loosing their stuffing, too!), especially in the description of the animals, that very often have only their name tags.
Apart from that, I really enjoyed the visit ( it takes almost one hour to have a proper look around), especially the ethnographic gallery and the shell collection, so pretty and old fashioned. Outside the museum, there is a lovely garden with a (fake) dinosaurs display and some gorgeous murales by Malagantana.
Well, now it's your turn to have fun!!!
…. now take a rest, grab a cuppa and think twice before going on as there are still a lot of pics……
It's up to you, but remember : I warned you!!!!! ;oD
….when I payed for the entrance ticket, the guy at the entrance told me : " Please do not touch anything, but you can take photos "…. you know what happened then, right? ;oD