Schingoethe Center of Aurora University

The museum will close at 2pm on Friday, October 7th for Aurora University's Honors Convocation. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, October 11th.

Cultivating Creative Community


The mission of the Schingoethe Center is to foster inquiry, celebrate artistic excellence, preserve and perpetuate Native American cultures, and inspire a lifelong engagement with the visual arts. The Center is an agent of and catalyst for teaching and learning on the Aurora University campus. The museum provides cultural and historical enrichment that builds bridges, stimulating an exchange of ideas between the classroom and the world beyond.

Building on its tradition of object-based learning, the museum brings people and objects together using interdisciplinary approaches.

The museum also serves the broader community with unique exhibits and programs. The Schingoethe Center of Aurora University continues a 100-year tradition of valuing the arts.

Additional Information

If you have questions regarding tours, field trips, or discovery boxes, please visit our Tours and Educational Resources page.

Volunteering Opportunities

Are you a life long learner? Do you enjoy working with the public? Would you like to make a contribution to the Schingoethe Center? If so, then why not become a Schingoethe Center docent? Please click here to learn more about our volunteering opportunities.

For more information, please call (630) 844-7843 or e-mail us at