The Butantan Institute is one of the Brazil attractions you will want to visit on your next visit to Brazil. It is located in a park near Sao Paulo’s main university. The Butantan Institute is world renowned for the study of poisonous snakes. Scorpions, spiders, lizards and snakes are all studied at the Institute and you can see thousands of species in glass cages and open air pits.
The Butantan Institute’s Historical Museum features information about its founder, Dr. Vital Brasil. The Museum on Poisonous Animals and Public Health has specimens on many different kinds of animals with several hundred species of Cobra snakes alone. Since the Institute’s primary focus is on the treatment of snake bites, visitors may find the courses on how to survive a snake bite one of the interesting things to do in Brazil or they may enjoy being able to watch venom being extracted from a poisonous snake.
Address: Av. Vital Brasil, 1500, Butantã, São Paulo, SP, 05503-000, Brazil
Phone: +55 11 2627-9300
Open hours: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
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