I recently was a parent chaperone on a 3rd graders' trip here. We also went to the Children's Museum, and I liked the Eiteljorg much more. The kids went through the Children's Museum at a slow run and I felt they learned little, but here we had an excellent guide who explained the various Indian artifacts to us and really made them interesting. This is a true museum and you mainly look, not touch. I don't know that it would have been so meaningful to me on my own, but the tour guide really made it an excellent visit. I'd definitely go with a guided tour.