Octavio Vecchi Forest Museum

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The Forest Museum was conceived in the late 1920s by Octávio Vecchi, director of the Forest Service of the State of São Paulo.The Museum was built between 1928 and 1930 and inaugurated in 1931. It was designed specifically to host the collection as well as research laboratories that functioned on the lower floor between the 1930s and 1960s. The Forest Museum was an important research section and housed laboratory of meteorology, photography, herbarium and xylotheque of the Forest Service, current Forest Institute.The collection consists of a diverse display of carved wood, seeds, pieces of schools of woodcut, japanese lacquer, carpentry, marquetry, watercolors, large oil painting by Helios Seelinger that illustrates the history of São Paulo, painting mural of native species by Antonio Paim Vieira, stained glass, and other works.Combining science, history and art, the Forest Museum is a space for contemplation and environmental education. VISITING TIME

  • The Museum opens from Wednesday to Friday and on the first Saturday of the month, from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm. Free entrance


  • A restoration project for one of Helios Seelinger’s panels is under way, in partnership with the São Paulo Museum of Sacred Art and the Center for Arts and Restoration (NAR). It is also possible to schedule visits on specific days focusing on the restoration theme.


  • Schedules can be held from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, by telephone (11) 2231-8555 / Ramal 2053 or by e-mail for both group visits and private visits on other days and schedules.




  • Parque Estadual Alberto Löfgren,  Rua do Horto, 931 – Horto Florestal – São Paulo – SP – Brasil
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