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Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Thursday: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 12pm – 4pm.

When to Go:
Fun All Year Round

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NONE

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

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  • Learn about the history and culture of the Native American people
  • Enjoy interactive activities and exhibitions
  • Tour the American Indian Museum Chicago on a guided or self guided tour

Address:
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
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Ticket Pricing

  • Adult Price
    $5.00
  • Child Price
    $2.50
  • Senior Price
    $2.50
  • Student Price
    $2.50

Summary

Features: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is the only museum in the Chicago-area that focuses exclusively on the history, culture and arts of North American native peoples. The American Indian Museum Chicago was founded in 1977 with John and Betty Mitchell's gift to Kendall College of their Native American collection. Based on almost 60 years of collecting, primarily among the Southwest, Plains and Great Lakes Indians, the Mitchell Collection provided a nucleus of approximately 3,000 individual objects. Over the past 20 years numerous gifts and purchases have increased the Museum's collection to more than three times the original size. In 1997, the Mitchell Museum moved to its current home in northwest Evanston, approximately 2 miles from the main Kendall College campus. The three level brick and concrete building provides room for permanent exhibits dedicated to the Native cultures of the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic regions of North America. Each gallery contains a "touching table" where visitors can handle real examples of Indian artifacts, as well as feel the raw materials - including snakeskin, caribou fur, birch bark, turquoise and buffalo skin - that were used by Native Americans. There are also two changing galleries at the American Indian Museum Chicago that feature special temporary exhibits.

Why We Go: This family friendly Chicago attraction is fun and fascinating. Learn about Native American history and heritage at the American Indian Museum Chicago.

  • Great Value: With $5 being the priciest ticket, it's hard to beat the admission fees at this top Chicago museum.
  • Educational: Kids and adults will leave the Chicago Museum of American Indian full of knowledge and insight into the history and culture of the Native American people.
  • Fun: Interactive exhibitions make learning fun at the Chicago Museum of American Indian.

Inside Knowledge: The Mitchell Museum of American Indian regularly holds cultural events and activities, so you may want to check their online calendar before you go.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Take Your Time: There is so much to see and read about at the Chicago Museum of American Indian you will want to take your time to soak it all in
  • Do Take a Tour: Guided tours are given throughout the day and these can help you discover even more about Native American culture and history
  • Don't Expect Lunch: An on-site restaurant isn't provided, but there are many local eateries and popular chain restaurants located very nearby
  • Don't Forget the Kids: Kids will love the interactive exhibitions and the chance to make crafts and explore wigwams at the Chicago Museum of American Indian