Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

4th St and Independence Ave SW
Washington DC  20013

Phone: (202) 633-1000

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American offers free admission and has two main locations, its museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and the George Gustav Heye Center in New York City.

It is a museum of living cultures dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of the life, languages, literature, history and arts of the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

Social Media Policy: http://s.si.edu/emVrm

DC Museum:
4th St & Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
10am-5:30pm Daily

NY Museum:
1 Bowling Green, NYC, NY 10004
10am-5pm; Thurs Til 8pm


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Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm



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Past Events

Children's Festival: Celebrating imagiNATIONS!

Children's Festival: Celebrating imagiNATIONS!
11:00 am - 05/19/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: Celebrating imagiNATIONS! Don’t miss the opening celebration of the new imagiNATIONS Activity Center at the National Museum of the...

At the Movies: Fractured Land

At the Movies: Fractured Land
02:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Resource extraction in British Columbia has reached all-time highs with the addition of shale gas fracking across the Canadian province. Tribal communities cope...

Gallery Conversations with Artist Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman

Gallery Conversations with Artist Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman
01:00 pm - 04/19/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

In honor of Earth Day, Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara) discusses how she uses recycled aluminum cans and plastics to create contemporary jewelry...

Cherokee Days

Cherokee Days
10:00 am - 04/13/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Celebrate the fifth annual Cherokee Days Festival with representatives from all three federally recognized Cherokee tribes (Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band...

Caminos del Inka: A Musical Journey (FREE, part of Shift)

Caminos del Inka: A Musical Journey (FREE, part of Shift)
02:00 pm - 04/09/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

FREE, open to the public. Miguel Harth-Bedoya, the Peruvian-born music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, leads this chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring...

Invisible Inventions

Invisible Inventions
01:00 pm - 04/07/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

What can we find when we look and listen? Explore Julie Nagam’s work "Our future is in the land: if we listen to it" and illuminate your own hidden images and...

Story & Discovery Puppet Show: The Goat in the Rug

Story & Discovery Puppet Show: The Goat in the Rug
11:15 am - 04/07/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

This month, imagiNATIONS Story & Discovery will take to the stage on Saturdays with a puppet show based on "The Goat in the Rug," written by Charles L. Blood and...

ImagiNATIONS Creations! Make a Native Seeds Garden

ImagiNATIONS Creations! Make a Native Seeds Garden
01:30 pm - 04/06/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Celebrate Earth Day on Fridays and Saturdays in April with imagiNATIONS Creations! This month we will be learning about Native gardening and farming techniques,...

ImagiNATIVE Mornings

ImagiNATIVE Mornings
10:00 am - 04/04/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Wednesday and Friday mornings are all about our youngest learners! Join us from 10 a.m. to noon in the Activity Center for a pop-up space where babies can practice...

ExplorNATIONS: ¡Vamos! Traveling the Inka Road

ExplorNATIONS: ¡Vamos! Traveling the Inka Road
02:00 pm - 04/03/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Join us for a hands-on interactive hour all about the Inka Road! This month, engage your STEM skills to learn how a suspension bridge is made, identify the diverse...

Story & Discovery: The Water Walker

Story & Discovery: The Water Walker
11:15 am - 04/03/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, join us all month long to learn about water conservation activist Josephine Mandamin (Anishinaabe). "The Water Walker," written...

Los Ojos Del Camino (The Eyes of the Journey)

Los Ojos Del Camino (The Eyes of the Journey)
02:00 pm - 03/24/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

On March 24, we present the US premiere of an acclaimed documentary feature spoken in Quechua, from Peru: Los Ojos Del Camino (The Eyes of the Journey), by Rodrigo...

Americans After Hours

Americans After Hours
06:30 pm - 03/22/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian is opening its doors after hours for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Americans." Join us at Americans After...

At the Movies: Tribal Justice

At the Movies: Tribal Justice
06:00 pm - 03/22/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Two Native judges look to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more...

Mother Tongue Film Festival Shorts

Mother Tongue Film Festival Shorts
12:30 pm - 03/17/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

IDENTIDAD/IDENTITY In the struggle to maintain their traditional lands many Indigenous communities are caught between modernization and traditional culture. Must...

Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity

Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity
01:00 pm - 03/10/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Celebrate Women’s History Month! "The Sugar Bush" is a delightful book thatshares maple sugar tree tapping experiences of renowned activist and educator Winona...

Women’s History Festival Story & Discovery: The Water Walker

Women’s History Festival Story & Discovery: The Water Walker
11:15 am - 03/08/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

On March 8, 9 & 10, the museum is featuring special Women’s History Month programming with a focus on Canadian First Nations. Before or after meeting artists Naomi...

Canadian Women Artists—Women's History Month Program

Canadian Women Artists—Women's History Month Program
10:00 am - 03/08/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

The museum and the Embassy of Canada celebrate noted Canadian artists Naomi Smith (Chippewas of Nawash) and Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas (Haida) with a three-day series...

Tinker Lab: Storytelling Shadow Puppets

Tinker Lab: Storytelling Shadow Puppets
01:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Artist Stephen Foster’s artwork brings to life the Haida story of the Raven who carried daylight to his dark world by evoking hand shadows during a camping trip....

Story & Discovery Saturday Puppet Show: The Goat in the Rug

Story & Discovery Saturday Puppet Show: The Goat in the Rug
11:15 am - 03/03/2018

At Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

In March, imagiNATIONS Story & Discovery will take to the stage on Saturdays with a puppet show based on "The Goat in the Rug," written by Charles L. Blood and Martin...

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