Visit the Betary Reserve
Exhibitions and Attractions
Come visit the Betary Reserve, a 60 hectare area of preserved Atlantic Forest, where visitors can see our natural wonders and understand the significance of our biodiversity. Enter the mysterious world of bioluminescent mushrooms. Get to know some of our wildlife upclose. Find out about our interesting research topics. Learn about our forest and all its wonders. Hike along our trails. Make a reservation at our restaurant. Stay the night at the Darwin Guest House.
Welcome to Betary Reserve!
On the Betary Reserve we have a research center run by IPBio – Biodiversity Research Institute where projects are conducted related to fauna and flora of the Atlantic Forest. Visitors are welcomed by our biologists and are given a brief overview of the topics we are studying.
Our greenhouse, with 600m² and a height of 9 meters, is a semi-controlled structure which houses all the typical habitats from the region. This wide range of habitat diversity attracts various species of amphibians which can be vizualized during our noctural visits. Moreover, in our greenhouse we have various terrariums where we keeps certain reptiles and amphibians from our region in captivity for research and visitation purposes.
Our aquarium was installed under an artificial lake of 500m2 where different aquatic rooms were created to develop research on native fish from the region. You can observe the main body of the lake by crossing wooden pathways constructed for a birds eye view of the aquarium. Additionally, the fish can be observed through five submerged windows in our underground tunnel.
Bioluminescent Mushroom Show