Schools & Groups


Our educational programs are second to none.

We teach history, art, customs, culture and environmental awareness of Native American peoples. We engage educational groups using hands-on activities. Our school program meets the standards of the State of California Social Studies curriculum.


Programs Offered

Tours & Special Exhibits

School Programs

Special Programs

Special Events


The Museum offers programs for elementary schools that explore the history and culture of Native Americans of California and other regions of the country. These programs fulfill the State of California curriculum for social studies. Other educational programs include seasonal workshops, an upcoming lecture series for adults, traditional storytelling and songs by Natives, in-depth professionally produced exhibitions that explore traditional art forms and annual public events such as the Trade Feast.

Alicia M. Retes, C.I.T., C.I.G.

Education Director

Alicia, part Mayo, Yaqui and Cherokee is a multitalented interpretive artisan, nature guide and musician. Her work is influenced by personal wildlife adventures combined with respect and appreciation for Native cultural art. She is a Certified Interpretive Guide and Trainer through the National Association for Interpreters. Alicia’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to experience meaningful, nurturing relationships with nature through the joy of discovery and interactive experiences guiding to greater respect for all life.

Museum of the American Indian

2200 Novato Blvd. 

Novato CA 94947

Phone:  415.897.4064

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