Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures at Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, Ill. 60506
Cost: Suggested donation $3, $2 students and seniors, $1 kids under 12. Maximum $7 per family
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours vary during University term breaks; visit website for details.
One of the largest collections of Native American resources in the Chicago area, this museum offers hands-on activities for the younger set as well as an extensive library and a unique gift shop. Permanent exhibit: "Children in Native America." Experience the dress, toys and the boarding school experience of Native American children from 1890 to the present. "Native Peoples of Illinois" and "The World of Kachina" are other interesting exhibits for kids.