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MMAI is one of a handful of museums across the country that focuses exclusively on Native American culture.

About this event

Our ongoing “Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures” highlights the traditional aspects of transportation, food, housing, clothing, and arts while also showcasing how American Indian communities adapted in order to maintain their way of life as much as possible in a post-colonial world. The ongoing exhibit also includes regional interactive touch tables and a life-sized hunting wigwam that give visitors a hands-on learning experience; perfect for children and the whole family.

Reclaiming Cultural Treasures: In collaboration with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago and the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, our newest rotating exhibit explores the continued efforts of tribal communities and other global groups to reclaim culturally significant items that are held in private and public collections across the world. While the view on returning cultural items to their home communities has changed in favor of indigenous groups, the process is still complicated and disadvantageous to those seeking justice.

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

Vaccination Mandate

We look forward to welcoming you into the Mitchell Museum! The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Starting on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, all visitors ages five and up will be required to provide proof of vaccination before entering the Mitchell Museum.

Visitors ages 12 and old must be fully vaccinated, showing that they have at least two doses of an FDA authorized (Pfizer and Moderna) vaccine or one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. International visitors must provide proof of vaccination from the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization

Children ages 5-11 years must provide proof of at least one vaccination dose. Guest under the age of 5 are not required to show proof of vaccination but must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

Proof of vaccination may include:

  • CDC Vaccination Card
  • Photograph of CDC Vaccination Card
  • Digital record or phone app
  • Printed documentation from your vaccine provider

Visitors 18 and older must provide ID with the same identifying information as the proof of vaccination, such as:

  • Driver’s license
  • Government ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Passport
  • School ID card
  • Masks

Per the Cook County Mask Mandate, any individual aged two and older and able to medically tolerate a mask shall be required to wear a mask when indoors in a public place, regardless of vaccination status. The Mitchell Museum 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.

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