At perhaps the most child-friendly museum in Rio, kids can use stamps and body paint to decorate themselves as native warriors. The small museum set in a mansion in the Botafogo neighborhood is very well-designed and features multimedia exhibitions on Brazil’s indigenous people and their social, economic, and religious life. Tribal artifacts are on display both inside the building and on the grounds and the museum’s library on indigenous people is one of the most complete in Latin America. While exhibit labels are only in Portuguese, the concept is so well executed that English-speaking visitors will still get the gist.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro› Attraction
Museu do Indio
Rua das Palmeiras 55, between Rua São Clemente and Rua Voluntários da Pátria
Our Rating Neighborhood Botafogo Hours Tue–Fri 9am–5:30pm, Sat–Sun 1pm–5pm Transportation Subway: Botafogo Phone 21/3214-8700 Prices Free Web site Museu do Indio