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Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family or finishing your doctorate, our ongoing and rotating exhibits, library, and teaching lodge give visitors access to over 3,000 sourced books and many of our 10,000 traditional and modern cultural items. You can visit during our public hours, book a tour, or request access to our full collection.

Prepare for Your Visit: COVID-19 Guidelines at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

 

 

Masks

Regardless of vaccination status, a mask is recommended while visiting MMAI. We will provide masks to those who do not have one at the time of entry.

 

Virtual Programming will continue into 2022 – All visitors are welcome to participate in the Mitchell Museum’s ongoing virtual events.

Reserve Admission Tickets Online

Timed tickets to the Mitchell Museum are available for our members and visitors. We strongly encourage visitors to purchase their general admission tickets in advance on our website.  Advance ticket sales can be refunded or used for a later date if guests are exhibiting COVID symptoms on the date of their visit.

Questions? Contact us by phone: 847.475.1030 or email: Info@mitchellmuseum.

Public Hours

New hours start June 1st, 2022.

Monday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed Closed

Holiday Closures: New Years Eve and Day: Easter Sunday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve and Day

Public Hours

New hours start June 1st, 2022.

Monday: 10:00AM- 5:00PM 

Tuesday: 10:00AM- 5:00PM 

Wednesday: 10:00AM- 5:00PM 

Thursday: 10:00AM- 5:00PM 

Friday: 10:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday:  10:00AM-3:00PM

Sunday: Closed

Holiday Closures: New Years Eve and Day: Easter Sunday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve and Day

Directions

Address: 3001 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

Driving Directions

Metered and free street parking is available on Central Street in front of the museum. Free parking is located behind the museum building. Enter the parking lot from Central Park.

 

  • Located on the northwest corner of Central Street and Central Park, the museum is east of Crawford and west of Green Bay Road.
  • From Sheridan Road or Green Bay Road: Travel west on Central Street to 3001 Central at the northwest corner of Central and Central Park.
  • From I-94: Exit at Old Orchard and go east to Crawford and turn north to Central and then head east on Central to the museum at 3001 Central at the northwest corner of Central Street and Central Park.
Public Transportation

The Mitchell Museum is accessible by the Chicago Transit Authority’s Purple Line train, 201 and 206 buses.

  • Take the Purple Line to the Central Street stop to transfer to a westbound #201 bus, exit at Central Park stop or walk west along Central Street about 1-1/2 miles to Central Park .
  • The #206 bus can be caught at Howard Station (weekdays only) and ridden to Central Street and Central Park.

The Mitchell Museum is also accessible by the Metra’s Union Pacific North route.

  • Exit at the Central Street Station and transfer to a westbound 201 or 206 CTA bus, or walk west along Central Street 1 mile to Central Park.

General Admission

(Access to all exhibits, library, and shop)

Tribal Citizens (with ID): FREE
Mitchell Members ($40+/year): FREE
   
Seniors (65+): $5.00
Adults (18-64): $7.00
Youth/Teens (3-17): $5.00
Children Under 3: FREE
   
Students (ID if applicable): $5.00
Teachers/Professors (with ID): $5.00
   
Active Military & Family (with ID) Memorial Day – Labor Day Free

*Special Events and Programs may require an additional fee.

General Admission

(Access to all exhibits, library, and shop)

  • Tribal Citizen (w/ ID): FREE
  • Mitchell Member ($40+/year): FREE
  • Senior (65+): $5.00
  • Adult (18-64): $7.00
  • Youth/Teen (3-17): $5.00
  • Children Under 3: FREE
  • Student (ID if applicable): $5.00
  • Teachers/Professor (with ID): $5.00
  • Active Military & Family (with ID) Memorial Day – Labor Day: FREE

*Special Events and Programs may require an additional fee.

New Virtual and Private Tour Options

Virtual and Private Tours are a Safe and Engaging Way to Experience Native American Culture at the Mitchell Museum Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Current Exhibits