Native STEM Maker Program

The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center offers a variety of experiences that include: the Ishi Exhibit, Precious Cargo exhibit, the California Indian Edward S.Curtis collection, the Dugan Aguilar Collection, Native STEM Maker program, and Museum Store. Please allocate two hours of your day to visit the museum. To schedule a guided tour, Native STEM Maker program for your group call in advance: 707-579-3004 or request it online:

CIMCC’s exhibits are open M-F, 9-5 and during special events.

Native STEM Maker Program Fee:

$215.00 flat rate for one classroom, up to 35 students
Groups of 35+ additional admission fees will apply

Recommended material to read and view before and after your visit:

Native STEM Maker Program Curricula

Seven Essential Understandings Videos

Essential Understanding 1: Great Diversity Among Tribes

Essential Understanding 2: Diversity Among Identity

Essential Understanding 3: Native Traditional Beliefs

Essential Understanding 4: Policies that Affected Tribes

Essential Understanding 5: Reservations

Essential Understanding 6: History from a California Indian Perspective

Essential Understanding 7: Tribes Have Sovereign Powers

7 Essential Understandings for California Indian History and Culture

Prepared by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center based on those developed under Montana Office of Public Instruction.

Download Historical Intelligence Flyer

The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) is offering California Indian history and cultural sensitivity training to teachers, plus field trip opportunities for students to engage in the Native STEM Maker program. Participating teachers will receive a waiver of admission fees for a Native STEM Maker program field trip (for up to 30 students).

Training dates are July 26 and one date in August (TBD).

The CIMCC Native Makers Program was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

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