History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for admission to Just for Kids! Native American Heritage Day for one parent and one child ($20 value)
- $20 for admission to Just for Kids! Native American Heritage Day for one parent and two children ($40 value)
- $40 for admission to Just for Kids! Native American Heritage Day for one parent and four children ($80 value)
Just for Kids! Native American Heritage Day takes place on Saturday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. and is chock-full of hands-on activities, such as a nature walk with bird watching, flute making, and natural string-making. See more details on the museums's calendar of events.
Museum of Indian Culture
The Museum of Indian Culture provides a portal to the cultural history of the Lenape and other American Indian tribes. This history gains form and texture in the Northeast Woodland Room, where handmade basketry, beadwork, and pottery rest on display. Nearby, the Inter-Tribal Room demonstrates the breadth of cultures in the area. Its exhibits include a Lakota morning-star quilt, a Cheyenne sash, and Navajo sand art. For a more hands-on lesson, patrons can see how indigenous people made fire from a bow drill, practice using a dart thrower, or hear stories that were originally told by tribal elders.
In addition to its exhibits, the museum conducts regular educational events. During Saturdays at the Museum, guests can step into American Indian culture by practicing their hunting and gathering skills in the field, going on an insect safari, or learning about societies that existed before Columbus discovered the continent and named it after Amerigo Vespucci. The Museum also sponsors the Roasting Ears of Corn Festival—with flint knapping, tomahawk throwing, and artifact displays—and the Three Sisters Harvest, which donates food and other supplies to American Indian families in need.