6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-775-4750 • Fax: 989-775-4770
Open Mon. thru Sat. 10am - 6pm • Closed Sundays

Our Campus


(Telling Our Story)
Permanent Exhibit

This exhibit tells the story of the original people of the Great Lakes. It walks you through the time of our ancestors and the era of our contact and co-existence with the light-skinned people. Your students will learn about our struggle to hold onto our land, language, and lifeways. Diba Jimooyung presents a celebration of our survival, our spirit of sovereignty, and our message of hope for all people of the world.

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(The Things That Show You Who You Are)
Changing Exhibit

This beautiful changing exhibit gallery hosts various collections of art and artifacts from North America. It also houses many of the items from our own extensive collections. See a new changing exhibit every year

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(All Will Walk About The Plants That Grow)
Plant Walk

Available June-September Take a walk through the Ziibiwing Center grounds and observe many of the plants that have been traditionally used by Anishinabe people, and are still used today. This outdoor exhibit includes plants used for many different purposes, including medicines, foods, and dyes. Many of the plants are native to Michigan and the surrounding region. A guide book to this exhibit is available upon request.

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research center

(The Place Where You Find Things Out)
Research Center

The Research Center offers an extensive collection of archives, rare books, federal and state government documents, and treaties. Computers are available so that you may access collection finding aids and internet search engines. The center's knowledgeable staff members are happy to assist you and your students during your time here.

Research Center Hours & Information

(The Place Where Speaking Or Discussion Occurs)
Meeting Rooms

These meeting rooms may be reserved for student activities while they visit the Ziibiwing Center or to accommodate your group for lunch. You may also want to consider renting these rooms for your next teacher conference or professional development training. Meeting rooms are fully equipped with audio/visual and computer technology. Affordable hourly rates are available.

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gift shop

(The Place Where We Trade)
Gift Shop

Our gift shop features handmade Anishinabek jewelry, art, and clothing from more than 150 Great Lakes Anishinabek artists. It also features one of the largest selections of NorthAmerican Indian literature and media in Michigan. Items beginning at $1.00 are available for your students, but $5.00 per student is suggested for more purchasing options. If you include the gift shop in your visit, please allow at least fifteen minutes of extra time. Chaperones must accompany students in the gift shop.

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Visit our online store at www.nativedirect.com for a preview of what's available.