The Institute for American Indian Studies | Kids Out and About Hartford

The Institute for American Indian Studies

The Institute for American Indian Studies, in Washington, Connecticut, preserves and educates through discovery and creativity the diverse traditions, vitality, and knowledge of Native American cultures. Inside the museum, exhibits allow visitors to travel through time as they encounter exhibits and information on pre-historic to contemporary Native Americans. Nestled on 15 acres of woodlands and trails, complete with a replicated Algonkian village, visitors can also explore the seasonal world of the Eastern Woodlands. Open year round, the IAIS offers a range of events and education programs, as well as a full-day summer camp.
Open hours: 
Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
IAIS offers a range of interdisciplinary education programs for all ages and a full-day summer camp, as well as special events, many of which are geared towards children and families. Topics include Native Americans, archaeology, and ecology.