The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center was founded in 1996 with the purpose of educating the public about the history, culture, and contemporary life of California Indians and to honor their contributions to civilization.
The Museum provides California Indians and the public with a first class museum facility in which to portray California Indian history and culture from an Indian perspective. In addition, the museum showcases and encourages the present-day renaissance of California Indian culture, affirming its survival and continued vitality in the face of extreme adversity. Finally, the museum provides opportunities for Native Americans to receive training and experience in a variety of fields such as museum direction, curation, design, and interpretation.
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
The CIMCC Native STEM Maker Program demonstrates how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are used in traditional lifeways, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) application, and how they are incorporated in contemporary methods. The Native STEM Maker Program includes adaptations of our traditional ecological knowledge presentation, digital media presentation, and guided tour of the museum (excludes mobile program visits).
The CIMCC STEM Maker Program is also available in a mobile format. This mobile program consists of two STEM stations and a brief lesson associated with each station. The mobile program does not include the adaptations of the traditional ecological knowledge presentation or the digital media presentation.