Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present, and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life. The museum cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The museum on the National Mall offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research and education. 

Open 10am –5:30pm; closed December 25.
Thru Jun. 1, 2020The Great Inka Road
Thru Sep. 30, 2020Our Universes
Thru Dec. 31, 2021Nation to Nation
Thru Jan. 1, 2022Return to a Native Place
Thru Dec. 31, 2022Americans
Thru Dec. 31Gallery Tours
Thru Jan. 1, 2020Section 14: The Other Palm Springs
Sat. Sep 21Celebration of Native American Veterans
Oct. 17, 2019 – Apr. 15, 2020Installation of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, 1784
Sat. Oct 19Lakota Music Project with the South Dakota Symphony Chamber Ensemble
Tue. Oct 29The Warrior Tradition
Nov. 1 – 3Day of the Dead Festival


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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560
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