Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Evanston, Ill. 60201
Cost: $5, $3 kids 17 and under, students and seniors. Free first Friday of the month. Members and tribal members free.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday.
A great place for families where you can touch snakeskin, caribou fur, birch bark, turquoise and buffalo skin or sit inside a small wigwam. At Kids Craft Mornings, Saturdays from 11:00 to noon, and Sundays from 12:30 to 1:30, children learn about Native American culture through hands-on activities. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, but there is no minimum age requirement. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is necessary.