Plan Your Visit to the Museum

Thank you for your interest in visiting the African American Museum of Iowa.

The museum is open with limited hours.

We want to provide a safe visitor experience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We evaluate our operations regularly.

Check the information on this page for:

  • Changes in our policies
  • Updates to our visiting hours
  • Guidelines for health and safety

Museum Hours

The AAMI will be open with limited hours until further notice. Please check back on this page for any updates.

Thursday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Friday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 4 PM

General Admission

Adults: $6
Seniors: $5
Students/Youth: $3.50
Children under 5: Free
Members: Free


55 12th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 862-2101

See Nikee Museum Store merchandise.

Looking for a bite to eat before or after your visit?

The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District website offers a business directory listing the many great places to eat in our neighborhood.

We are a proud partner of Museums for All

$1 admission is available to SNAP benefit recipients. Museums for All admission is available by presenting your EBT card and a valid photo ID. Up to 4 discount admissions per EBT card

Visitor Health and Safety Guidelines

  1. Stay with your group (limit of six people per group) and practice social distancing with other visitors.
  2. All visitors over the age of two are required to wear a face covering. This requirement does not apply to individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition.
  3. Wash your hands often in our restrooms or use hand sanitizer.
  4. Do not touch your face.
  5. Please explore the gallery counterclockwise from the front entrance. Start to your right in our permanent exhibit, “Endless Possibilities.”
  6. If you have any of the following symptoms, please do not enter the museum: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell. If you appear to have any of these symptoms, you will be directed to leave.
  7. Please do not enter the museum if you have COVID-19, have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results. 

We’re working to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors safe by taking the following measures:

  1. All team members working with the public must wear face coverings.
  2. Team members will wear gloves when handling payments or store merchandise. Transactions will be contactless.
  3. Frequently touched surfaces including hands-on interactives, touch screens, door handles, and restroom facilities are cleaned with disinfectant before, during, and after each day we are open.
  4. Capacity in our gallery will be limited for patron and staff safety. Current capacities will be posted at the gallery entrance.
  5. Some of our hands-on activities have been removed or modified. Please enjoy the rest of our exhibits at your own discretion, and thank you for your understanding.
  6. We have installed a plexiglass barrier at our front desk to minimize person to person contact.

We evaluate our operations regularly, and these guidelines are subject to change.