Thank you for your interest in visiting the African American Museum of Iowa. We are currently open with limited hours.

Please read this page for information on our current hours and health and safety guidelines. We evaluate our operations regularly and will update this page with any changes in our policies as we strive to provide a safe visitor experience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Museum Hours

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

Fridays: 12 PM to 6 PM

Saturdays: 10 AM to 4 PM

General Admission

Through September 18 we are offering a $1 discount* on all admission while we prepare to open our next temporary exhibit, Unwavering: 21st Century Activism.

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

*Discount does not apply to already discounted admissions such as Museums for All, $1 days, ect. Cannot be combined with coupons or other discounts.


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

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$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.

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.

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.

Shop at the Nikee Museum Store

Visit the Nikee Museum Store to find unique African American and African inspired gift items and books for adults, children, families, and educators. Our ever-changing selection includes: traditional pieces like sculptures and figurines; hand-beaded necklaces and earrings; art prints; greeting cards and books. We also offer gift certificates.

Nikee is a Ghanaian word meaning “gift.”