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.
The teaching lodge is an interactive exhibit that provides a unique hands on experience for museum patrons. The exhibit focuses on a hunting lodge and the daily life in an Anishinaabek (Potawatomi, Odawa, and Ojibwe) hunting camp. Learn about different housing structures, the many uses of birch bark, and other aspects of camp life.
Weekend Arts & Stories Program
Every Saturday from 11:00 am – Noon and Sunday from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.
Our Weekend Arts & Stories program focuses on one theme throughout the whole month. Some months celebrate animals significant to various tribes throughout North America, while others may explore crafts related to a particular region or season. Accompanying the arts activity will be educational material and stories about each craft and its relationship to various tribes. No pre-registration is necessary. There are art projects for all ages.
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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