Brasilia National Park

Known as "Mineral Water", it was created in 1961 to protect the vegetation and rivers that provide drinking water to the country's capital. Among the attractions, there are two flowing water pools and two tracks where flora and fauna can be observed. The maned wolf, the giant anteater, the giant armadillo and the ocelot are protected species on the Park. The Visitor Center presents the history of the park, scale models and environmental education activities.

Via EPIA - Rodovia DF003 – km 8,5

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3233-6897

Visits: daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Free admission: yes. Free for children up to 11 years old and adults over 60 years old.

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: circular bus line from the Pilot Plan Bus Terminal (Granja do Torto)

Embrapa Genetic Resources and
Biotechnology Memorial

Opened in 2015, it shows the evolution of genetic resources and biotechnology in Brazil since 1975. It exhibits lab materials and tools developed by researchers in the 80s and 90s, as an electrophoresis unit for molecular genetics experiments and the first biobalistics equipment in Brazil to transform plants more quickly and safely.

Parque Estação Biológica – Av. W5 Norte (final)

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3448-4919

Visits (booked): Monday - Friday.

Free admission: yes

Access: bus lines that serve the W3 Norte.

Surroundings: straight ahead, the Cerrado House is a space for the preservation of this biome.

Israel Pinheiro Center

This Oscar Niemeyer's work inaugurated in 2011, honors the engineer who built Brasília and focuses on the relationship between human and nature. Special highlighting for interactive screens and videos on the environment. In the Bosque dos Constituintes (Constituents Woods), it is possible to find native species planted since 1988 such as the Golden Trumpet Tree, the Ducke and the Brazilwood.

Praça dos Três Poderes (behind the Pantheon, next to the Oscar Niemeyer Center).

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3323-6658

Visits (booked): Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: bus lines that serve the Praça dos Três Poderes.

Surroundings: a track through the Constituents Woods leads to the Praça dos Três Poderes , where several museums are located.

Military Police Environmental Museum at DF

Reopened in July 2017, having as an objective bringing awareness to children, youngsters and adults regarding the environmental preservation. Its archive includes taxidermies animals of Cerrado, such as the maned wolf, a close relative of a crocodile, two marsh deer, an ocelot, a peccary, a eunectes, a sloth, a cotia and seven primates exposed in dioramas with ambient sound.

Environmental Education Reference Center of GDF, Parque Ecológico de Águas Claras.

How to get there:

Visits: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.

Free entrance

Access: through bus lines of Águas Claras; Subway station Águas Claras.

Surroundings: the park on its own, its fauna and flora, tracks, sport areas and the Duck Lake, it is a lovely invite to learning and recreation.

Museum of Natural Sciences

Reopened in 2013 with more than 400 pieces of wild and exotic fauna such as birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians, it offers dioramas with stuffed animals and terrariums with live animals, promoting educational and leisure activities. It's a space that is really worth the admission fee!

Av. das Nações, via L4 Sul – Zoo (close to the Administration and the Serpentarium)

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3445-7032

Visits: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - noon; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free admission: no (children under 12 and the elderly pay half admission fee).

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: bus lines serving the Núcleo Bandeirante.

Surroundings: the Zoo itself, with its preserved species.

Olhos d'Água Park

The Park has 21 hectares and serves people seeking for leisure and healthy life. Opened in 1994, it preserves the Cerrado (Brazilian ecosystem) typical vegetation. It offers a 2 km jogging track and inner tracks, where you can find opossums and Brazilian guinea pigs. The Lagoa do Sapo (Frog Pond) is home to turtles, ducks and fish. For adults there are fitness equipment and also yoga and tai chi chuan classes.

Quadras 413–415 Norte - Asa Norte

How to get there:

Visits: daily, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Access: bus lines that serve the L2 Norte.

Planetarium of Brasilia

Designed by Sérgio Bernardes and opened in 1974. It was reopened in 2013. It offers a projection of the Milky Way, the solar system, the phases of the moon and the constellations on the ceiling of a 12.5 meters diameter dome. It has a total capacity of eighty (80) people per session. The projection is made by two devices: the Space Master and the Power Dome VIII. It promotes temporary exhibitions and recreational activities.

Setor de Difusão Cultural - Eixo Monumental (between the TV Tower and the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center).

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3361-6810

Visits: daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sessions: Monday - Friday, 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Admission: to see the projection, bring one kilo of any non-perishable food per person older than 3 years old. Visits to facilities and exhibitions are free.

Access: bus lines that serve the Eixo Monumental; bike path.