Safety Policy

Here at the Institute for American Indian Studies, we are thrilled to be exhibiting, engaging, and eliciting thought provoking dialogue with our guests about the 12,000 plus history of Indigenous peoples here in Connecticut – In person (and sometimes 6 feet apart)! Our exhibits are open, with some adjustments to some spaces to accommodate regulations.

Based on recent CDC guidance, we are updating the museum’s mask policy to optional. This mask policy is subject to change based on CDC guidelines and COVID variants.


Based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood, as of June 2022, our summer camp will be mask optional for campers, counselors-in-training, and camp staff, regardless of vaccination status.

Please Note: IAIS reserves the right to require masks indoors should there be a surge in the local community, or if public health guidance changes per the Centers for Disease Control, Office of Early Childhood, or the local health department. Parents/guardians will be notified as soon as possible should this be the case.

Other COVID-19 Policies:

  • Camp registrations will be limited each week to ensure groups of 15 or less.
  • Most camp activities will be done outdoors, and campers will be kept separate from any other education programs, as well as general museum visitors.
  • No camper or camp staff will be allowed to participate for the day if they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

Please contact our Camp Director for additional details, or if you have any questions or concerns.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (860) 868-0518, ext 103 (Education Department)