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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike.  Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Image shown: Yo-yo, 1975 designed by Romola Tumbloo, Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: July: Diker Pavilion; August: Tipi Room. Monday, July 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, July 25, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm*, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2* pm, Spanish only 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *2pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 - 5) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm*, Spanish only *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Native Landscape Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Native Landscape. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Sounds Downtown! Presents Indian City

American Indian Museum NY Indian City brings its indigenous rock-and-roll to New York City for an outdoor concert on the cobblestones in front of the museum's George Gustav Heye Center. The award-winning band, founded and based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, brings an exceptional blend of music, lyrics and personality while voicing the modern integrity of today's indigenous people. FREE admission; in the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the museum's Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures on the first floor. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Cobblestones in front of the Museum. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike.  Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Image shown: Yo-yo, 1975 designed by Romola Tumbloo, Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: July: Diker Pavilion; August: Tipi Room. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Sunday, July 31, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Monday, August 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, August 1, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Thursday, August 4, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Native Landscape Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Smithsonian Gardens' horticulturist for a tour and discussion of some of the native plants and garden techniques used in the National Museum of the American Indian Native Landscape gardens. Native Landscape tours offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 2 through September 29, weather permitting. No tours on federal holidays. Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Native Landscape. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Friday, August 5, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, August 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, August 5, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Friday, August 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

IndigeArts CREATE: A Kay WalkingStick Soiree

One-Time Events To celebrate the final weeks of the exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, a retrospective of the life’s work of noted American painter Kay WalkingStick, the museum will hold a special Friday evening event with music spun by DJ Young Native, refreshments, curator-led gallery tours and hands-on painting for adults (Painting class courtesy of ArtJamz; workshop fees apply).  Kay WalkingStick will be in attendance, and Navajo and Nez Perce artists will be present to demonstrate cultural arts and share their knowledge about designs that inspired WalkingStick’s recent paintings. To sign up for the following ArtJamz pop-up slots please click on the corresponding time link below: 5:30-6:30 p.m.Mobile Studio 7-8 p.m. Mobile Studio. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: $30, Adults 18+. Drinks sold separately 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mobile Studio sign up  7-8 p.m. Mobile Studio sign up. Related Exhibition: Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. Friday, August 5, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

WalkingStick Weekend: Hands-On Salon

One-Time Events This family weekend celebrates the exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, a retrospective of the life’s work of noted painter Kay WalkingStick, on view through September 18. The program features Martha Redbone (right) in concert each day, honoring her Cherokee heritage and musical influences. In addition, Navajo and Nez Perce cultural specialists share their knowledge about designs that inspired WalkingStick’s recent paintings. Visitors are also invited to attend gallery talks and participate in an array of hands-on art activities related to WalkingStick’s art. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

WalkingStick Weekend: Hands-On Salon

One-Time Events This family weekend celebrates the exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, a retrospective of the life’s work of noted painter Kay WalkingStick, on view through September 18. The program features Martha Redbone (right) in concert each day, honoring her Cherokee heritage and musical influences. In addition, Navajo and Nez Perce cultural specialists share their knowledge about designs that inspired WalkingStick’s recent paintings. Visitors are also invited to attend gallery talks and participate in an array of hands-on art activities related to WalkingStick’s art. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Monday, August 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Monday, August 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, August 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Thursday, August 11, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Native Landscape Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Smithsonian Gardens' horticulturist for a tour and discussion of some of the native plants and garden techniques used in the National Museum of the American Indian Native Landscape gardens. Native Landscape tours offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 2 through September 29, weather permitting. No tours on federal holidays. Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Native Landscape. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Learn + Make: Honoring a Relative

American Indian Museum NY Plains narrative art recounts significant events for Native Americans. Join us in exploring the exhibition, Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains and honor your relatives by designing your own canvas tote bag! Workshop sessions begin at the start of every hour: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Recommended ages 7 and up.  For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Generous support for the project is provided by Ameriprise Financial. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains galleries. Cost: Free, registration required. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Friday, August 12, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, August 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, August 12, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Friday, August 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, August 13, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Monday, August 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Monday, August 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, August 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Thursday, August 18, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Native Landscape Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Smithsonian Gardens' horticulturist for a tour and discussion of some of the native plants and garden techniques used in the National Museum of the American Indian Native Landscape gardens. Native Landscape tours offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 2 through September 29, weather permitting. No tours on federal holidays. Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Native Landscape. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Learn + Make: Honoring a Relative

American Indian Museum NY Plains narrative art recounts significant events for Native Americans. Join us in exploring the exhibition, Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains and honor your relatives by designing your own canvas tote bag! Workshop sessions begin at the start of every hour: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Recommended ages 7 and up.  For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Generous support for the project is provided by Ameriprise Financial. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains galleries. Cost: Free, registration required. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike. Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, August 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, August 19, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Birch Bark Containers!

American Indian Museum NY Explore the natural beauty of birch bark. Learn about the many uses birch bark plays in the lives of Native peoples from the Eastern Woodlands. Make your own birch bark container inspired by objects from the museum's collection! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Friday, August 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, August 20, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Sunday, August 21, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45-minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and a visit through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. All together, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.