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tickets and gratuity


R$ 15.00 full price

R$ 7.50 half price

Half Price:

● Students.

● Low-income youth aged 15 to 29, upon presentation of the ID Jovem.

● People aged 60 and above.

● Retirees.

● People with disabilities (half price extended to 1 companion).

Free Admission:

General public on Thursdays has free admission

● Indigenous people, every day.

● Children up to 7 years old, upon presentation of supporting documentation.

● Groups from public schools and non-profit social institutions that work with people with disabilities and/or in situations of social vulnerability.

● Teachers, coordinators, principals, supervisors; support staff of public schools (federal, state, or municipal) and staff of the São Paulo State Department of Education, with the presentation of the payslip for the current or previous month (printed or digital).*

● Military police, civil police, and technical-scientific police of the São Paulo State Public Security Department, with the presentation of the payslip for the current or previous month (printed or digital).*

● Professionals from State Museums, upon presentation of their badge.*

● Professionals from the São Paulo State Secretariat of Creative Culture, Economy and Industry, upon presentation of their badge.*

● Accredited tour guides.

● Professionals affiliated with ICOM, upon presentation of their membership card.

*Free admission extended to spouses or partners, children, and minors under guardianship who accompany them on the visit.

Visitor Guidelines

To ensure that everyone enjoys their visit, please follow the rules and guidelines below:

● The use of identification stickers is mandatory during the visit.

● The museum offers bilingual/trilingual communication accessibility for exhibitions upon prior appointment.

● Elderly people, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and individuals with carrying infants have preferential access.

● Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by parents and/or guardians.

● Drinking, eating, or chewing gum is not allowed within the museum’s exhibition areas. There are water fountains in the outdoor area and support areas.

● Taking photos without flash is allowed for private use only inside the museum.

● Guide dogs are allowed to move throughout the museum during the tour with their handlers. Pets are allowed only in the courtyard area, and dogs of all sizes are permitted on leashes with their handlers. In the state of São Paulo, muzzle use is mandatory for large breeds. Please follow the rules for a harmonious coexistence.

● Smoking is not permitted inside the museum, as per state legislation.

● It is recommended to avoid talking on the phone during the visit.

● The museum’s internal capacity is limited to 20 people per group. Once this limit is reached, staff members will control the entry of new visitors to prevent overcrowding and ensure everyone’s safety.

● The MCI does not have parking, but it is located in a Blue Zone area, and there are private parking lots in the vicinity.

● The MCI has a bicycle rack and offers a free locker service.

● Photography is allowed within the museum premises and of the artworks. However, photographing or disseminating images of individuals without their permission is not allowed.

● Touching the artworks without permission from the museum staff is not allowed.

● Unaccompanied children are not allowed to move around the museum premises.

● Running or playing on the stairs is not allowed.

Please respect these guidelines for a pleasant and safe visit. Enjoy your time at the museum!

In addition to the above guidelines, we also recommend the following:

● The Museum of Indigenous Cultures is not just a museum; it is a house of transformation, knowledge, and experiences that belongs to indigenous peoples and to which everyone is invited. Just like when we visit someone else’s home, visitors to the TAVA should have the same attitude of respect and listening, as well as openness to being transformed.

● We ask that everyone maintain a respectful conduct: listen with respect, refrain from shouting, mocking, using cell phones, or interrupting when the masters are speaking.

● As a museum where indigenous people are the narrators of their own stories, it allows for direct interaction between non-indigenous and indigenous individuals. In this sense, interacting with the Masters of Knowledge is the distinguishing element of the MCI and the most important part of the visit. It is essential for visitors to actively participate in the process of knowledge exchange and construction together with the Masters.

● However, visitors should be aware that some topics may be sensitive or difficult to address, especially those related to the violence that indigenous peoples face in their daily lives. When interacting with the indigenous team of the museum, caution should be exercised to avoid attitudes and comments that perpetuate the same stereotypes that the museum aims to deconstruct. The Masters are not objects of the museum but educators to whom everyone should always address in a respectful manner.

● In addition to direct contact with the Masters of Knowledge, we invite the public to interact with the exhibition space and artworks in a reflective manner. Any questions or suggestions arising from the visiting experience can be communicated to the Masters of Knowledge and through the appropriate evaluation channels.


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