Museu da Borracha

Museum in Rio Branco

The long-standing Rubber Museum is well worth a look for its fascinating history of rubber tapping in Acre. The museum's three rooms have displays ranging from how tappers learned to extract the milky sap without killing the tree (a tool called a cabrita, meaning 'little goat', was key) to the life and work of Chico Mendes and the Rural Workers Union. Portuguese only.