São Carlos is a city of 225,000 people in São Paulo Brazil, The Capital of Technology.
The city is served by Mário Pereira Lopes Airport, where one of the maintenance bases of TAM Airlines is located and well as the air and space TAM Museum, owned and maintained by the company.
There is a bus, operated by Caprioli, which leaves from the airport to Campinas. The ticket for the trip should be purchased at the airport Caprioli booth, Terminal 2, "Asa C"; the schedule is available here ("Parte Cumbica" means "leaves Cumbica Airport", which is the same as Guarulhos Airport). In Campinas there are two stops; participants should get off at the second stop, which is the Campinas City Bus Station ("Rodoviária"). In Campinas Bus Station you can catch a bus to São Carlos either by Empresa Cruz (http://www.empresacruz.com.br/) or Viação Cometa (http://www.viacaocometa.com.br/).
São Paulo Bus Station is called Rodoviária do Tiete. There is a bus service from the airport (São Paulo GRU) to there (São Paulo Rod Tiete). Then take a bus to São Carlos either by Empresa Cruz (http://www.empresacruz.com.br/) or Viação Cometa (http://www.viacaocometa.com.br/).
This is a nice little zoo located about 4km from the center, close to DC/UFSCar University. Opening hours are 8:00 to 16:30 (17:30 on Sundays). No entrance fee.