The new Chef Loretta’s Garden is open during the museum’s operating hours—gallery admission or restaurant patronage is not required to visit. This outdoor interpretive experience is closed during inclement weather. Discover First American food traditions at the museum’s latest attraction, Chef Loretta’s Garden. In collaboration with Shape Your Future, FAM Consulting Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) has cultivated a vibrant teaching garden that features edible plants indigenous to the Americas, such as corn, tomatoes and peppers.

Throughout the year, flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables will change with the seasons. Interpretive signage provides information about each plant and includes QR code links to healthy and simple recipes developed by the chef.