Family Zone

We have something from everyone! From hands-on features in our exhibits to take-home craft activities, all-ages can experience traditional and modern aspects of American Indian cultures like nowhere else.

Touch Tables

 Most museums have strict hands-off policies; we offer a slightly different approach to history. Throughout the museum, interactive touch tables allow visitors to grab history and learn through a more hands-on approach. Please be mindful that touching is limited to items on designated touch tables and objects on display should not be touched.

Teaching Lodge

On the 2nd floor, our teaching lodge features a life-size Anishinaabek (Potawatomi, Odawa, and Ojibwe) hunting wigwam. Visitors can climb inside and learn about the different types of natural materials used to make these temporary shelters.

The lodge area also features various traditional games that teach children useful skills.

Weekend Crafts

Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm &

Sundays 12:30 pm – 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 relations.