of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Kids & Families
The Mitchell Museum is a great place for families. There are activities for children in most exhibits and crafts they can make to take home.
Enter into the world of Woodland lndians when you step into the reproduction of a wigwam. Try on a buckskin shirt, feel different furs, and experience Native American clothing and tools.
Kids Craft Mornings
Museum staff and volunteers lead the informal, 60-minute sessions where children learn to construct simple versions of traditional Native American objects. Kids use everyday craft materials and can take home their finished project.
Kids Craft Mornings are recommended for children ages 4 and up, but there is no minimum age requirement. Many crafts are fun for adults too. Participants under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is necessary. Programs are held on Saturdays from 11:00 AM - Noon and on Sundays from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.
Visitors can hold and touch a wide range of objects and raw materials that are set up throughout the main floor galleries to help them learn about Native American cultures.
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