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 (Potowatomie, Oddawa, and Ojibwe) hunting camp. Learn about different housing structures, the many uses of birch bark, and other aspects of camp life.
Weekend Animal Arts & Seasonal Stories Program
Every Saturday from 11:00 am – Noon and Sunday from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.
Our Weekend Animal Arts and Seasonal stories will focus on one theme throughout the whole month. Each month will focus on an animal that is significant to various tribes throughout North America. Accompanying the arts activitiy will be educational material about each animal and its relationship to various tribes. There will also be stories about each each animal and the season. 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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