Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Add to favorites

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. 

Hours
Open 10am –5:30pm; closed December 25.
Events
Thru Jun. 1, 2020The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
Thru Sep. 30, 2020Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Thru Dec. 31, 2021Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
Thru Jan. 1, 2022Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake
Thru Dec. 31, 2022Americans
Thru Dec. 31Gallery Tours
Jan. 18 – 31ExplorNATIONS: Native American Boat Traditions
Jan. 19 & 26imagiNATIONS Creations: Let’s Play String Games!
Jan. 19 & 26imagiNATIONS Story & Discovery
Sat. Jan 26Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games
Feb. 9 & 10Chocolate Festival

Museums

Advanced Search
Search by name, range of dates, type, and category
Registration Has Begun
Adult Classes in The Arts
+350 to Choose From
Celebrate Valentine's Day
With The Arts
Check Here for Suggestions
Weather
26°F   26°F   39°F
Plan Your Visit

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560
Dining Suggestions
A program ofCultureCapital Sponsors