Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

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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: 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


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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560
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