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: https://cimcc.org/exhibits/field-trip-request-form/
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:
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
Prepared by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center based on those developed under Montana Office of Public Instruction.
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.