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Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, April 27, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, April 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, April 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. 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, April 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, April 27, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. 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, April 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 1, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, May 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 1, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Annual Children's Festival!

American Indian Museum NY Annual Children's Festival: Cerámica de los Ancestros Bring the whole family to celebrate the exhibit, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed."  A variety of activities will focus on the animal life of Central America.  These activities include print making, learning about wind instruments, playing animal bingo and making your own pendent.  This program received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: Through Sunday, May 3, 2015. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Annual Children's Festival!

American Indian Museum NY Annual Children's Festival: Cerámica de los Ancestros Bring the whole family to celebrate the exhibit, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed."  A variety of activities will focus on the animal life of Central America.  These activities include print making, learning about wind instruments, playing animal bingo and making your own pendent.  This program received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples, visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver, turquoise and squash blossom necklaces. The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. 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, May 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 4, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. 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, May 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Carmina Burana: The Cantata That Conquered the World

One-Time Events You know the thundering rhythms and ominous vocal chorus of “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana even if you don’t know its name: It’s a soundtrack staple for action-movie trailers and commercials. But there’s far more to the music and the history of the perennially performed cantata, and Scott Tucker, artistic director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, is ready to tell the story. View more details. Categories: After Five. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, 4th St & Independence Ave SW, Metro: L'Enfant Plaza. Cost: Click here to view prices. Purchase Tickets: http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2015FY-Trumba-calend&tmssource=208516&performanceNumber=231525. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 8, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, May 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, May 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 8, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity

American Indian Museum NY Celebrating Native Hawai’i! Listen to Mohala Mai ‘O Hau: How Hau Became Hau’ula, a story by Robert Lono ‘Ikuwa and pictures by Matthew Kawika Ortiz. Then learn about kapa (barkcloth) and stamp a bag with kapa designs to take home. Photo Credit: Cover of Mohala Mai ‘O Hau: How Hau Became Hau’ula by Robert Lono ‘Ikuwa. Published by Kamehameha Schools Pr. ISBN-13: 978-0873362399. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Resource Center/Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Pachamama: Mother Earth Celebration

One-Time Events Celebrate Mother’s Day with dance performances from Tinkus Llajtaymanta, Tradiciones Bolivianas, Somos Bolivia and Grupo Autoctono Tarkeada Bolviana. Musical group, Los Jathas will perform and artists from ASUR Textiles, Mundo de la Totora, Andina Import Export, Frute and Alimentos "La Chapaquita." This Mother Earth celebration is a collaboration with the Embassy of The Plurinational State of Bolivia in Washington, D.C. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples, visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver, turquoise and squash blossom necklaces. The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 11, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. 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, May 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 11, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. 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, May 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 4:00 PM – 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, May 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, May 15, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 15, 2015, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hawaiian Cultural Festival

One-Time Events The theme is The Epic Journey of Pele and Hi'iaka. Join the journey from Kahiki to the Islands of Hawaiian as Pele searched for a place to call home. Pele, the Fire Goddess and maker of land, bids farewell to Kahiki knowing that they can never return. One majestic canoe bears her beloved family. Lonomakua, a favorite uncle and keeper of the sacred fire sticks, travels with Pele. The program includes hula, chanting, traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music, food demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages and much more. NMAI gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our partner, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), and recognizes OHA for its generous support of this annual festival since 2007.  . Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.