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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, September 4, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY 4wheelwarpony 2008, 8 min. United States. Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo). Young Apache skateboarders link past to present. Toka 1994, 24 min. United States. Cyndee & David Wing. Women and girls of the Tohono O'odham tribe of Arizona play an exciting game of stickball, reflecting the people's age old traditions. The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics 1986, 27 min. United States. Skip Blumberg. A documentary classic on the Eskimo-Indian Olympics shows such events as the two-foot and one-foot high kick, the knuckle hop, the blanket toss and the four-man carry. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Friday, September 4, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY 4wheelwarpony 2008, 8 min. United States. Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo). Young Apache skateboarders link past to present. Toka 1994, 24 min. United States. Cyndee & David Wing. Women and girls of the Tohono O'odham tribe of Arizona play an exciting game of stickball, reflecting the people's age old traditions. The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics 1986, 27 min. United States. Skip Blumberg. A documentary classic on the Eskimo-Indian Olympics shows such events as the two-foot and one-foot high kick, the knuckle hop, the blanket toss and the four-man carry. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY 4wheelwarpony 2008, 8 min. United States. Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo). Young Apache skateboarders link past to present. Toka 1994, 24 min. United States. Cyndee & David Wing. Women and girls of the Tohono O'odham tribe of Arizona play an exciting game of stickball, reflecting the people's age old traditions. The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics 1986, 27 min. United States. Skip Blumberg. A documentary classic on the Eskimo-Indian Olympics shows such events as the two-foot and one-foot high kick, the knuckle hop, the blanket toss and the four-man carry. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY 4wheelwarpony 2008, 8 min. United States. Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo). Young Apache skateboarders link past to present. Toka 1994, 24 min. United States. Cyndee & David Wing. Women and girls of the Tohono O'odham tribe of Arizona play an exciting game of stickball, reflecting the people's age old traditions. The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics 1986, 27 min. United States. Skip Blumberg. A documentary classic on the Eskimo-Indian Olympics shows such events as the two-foot and one-foot high kick, the knuckle hop, the blanket toss and the four-man carry. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Program

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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center, Level 3. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY 4wheelwarpony 2008, 8 min. United States. Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo). Young Apache skateboarders link past to present. Toka 1994, 24 min. United States. Cyndee & David Wing. Women and girls of the Tohono O'odham tribe of Arizona play an exciting game of stickball, reflecting the people's age old traditions. The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics 1986, 27 min. United States. Skip Blumberg. A documentary classic on the Eskimo-Indian Olympics shows such events as the two-foot and one-foot high kick, the knuckle hop, the blanket toss and the four-man carry. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY 4wheelwarpony 2008, 8 min. United States. Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo). Young Apache skateboarders link past to present. Toka 1994, 24 min. United States. Cyndee & David Wing. Women and girls of the Tohono O'odham tribe of Arizona play an exciting game of stickball, reflecting the people's age old traditions. The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics 1986, 27 min. United States. Skip Blumberg. A documentary classic on the Eskimo-Indian Olympics shows such events as the two-foot and one-foot high kick, the knuckle hop, the blanket toss and the four-man carry. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, September 6, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. 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, September 7, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Tuesday, September 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 9, 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 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. 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, September 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Wednesday, September 9, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, September 9, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

National Museum of the American Indian Garden Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join our knowledgeable horticulturist, who discusses some of the native plants in the National Museum of the American Indian Native landscape gardens and answers questions about gardening with native plants. Offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 4 through September 24. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Thursday, September 10, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, September 11, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Friday, September 11, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Celebration of The Great Inka Road Family Day

One-Time Events This bilingual, museum-wide family day includes Andean music and dance and Inka-related activities. Also included is a “pop-up planetarium” showing the unique Inka constellations. Program support provided by the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian Latino Center, and the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Día familiar en celebración de El Gran Camino Inka Domingo 13 de septiembre, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano En este día dedicado a la familia habrá actividades bilingües en todo el museo, incluyendo música y baile andinos, junto a otras actividades referentes a los Inkas. También se desplegará un “planetario instantáneo” donde se podrán observar las singulares constelaciones inkaicas. Este programa cuenta con el apoyo del Centro Udvar-Hazy del Museo Nacional del Aire y del Espacio, del Servicio de Exposiciones Itinerantes de la Institución Smithsonian, del Centro Latino Smith… Co-sponsor: NASM - Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Smithsonian Latino Center. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Program

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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center, Level 3. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, September 13, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, September 14, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. 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, September 14, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Tuesday, September 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 16, 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 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. 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, September 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Wednesday, September 16, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, September 16, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 17, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

National Museum of the American Indian Garden Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join our knowledgeable horticulturist, who discusses some of the native plants in the National Museum of the American Indian Native landscape gardens and answers questions about gardening with native plants. Offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 4 through September 24. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Thursday, September 17, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, September 18, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, September 18, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, September 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Friday, September 18, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 19, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hispanic Heritage Family Day

American Indian Museum NY Bring the whole family and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  A variety of activities will include decorating a jaguar mask, coloring an animal pendant, bracelet weaving, and animal buttons. Learn about the importance of corn and watch corn grinding demonstrations. All activities are in conjunction with the "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed" exhibition. Image: Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Special Screening | THE CHOCOLATE FARMER

American Indian Museum NY The Chocolate Farmer 2011, 71 min. Canada. Director: Rohan Fernando In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as a steward of the land. The film captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is dramatically changing around them. A lament for cultures lost, The Chocolate Farmer challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 20, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Program

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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center, Level 3. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, September 20, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, September 21, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 21, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. 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, September 21, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 22, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Tuesday, September 22, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 23, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 23, 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 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. 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, September 23, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Wednesday, September 23, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, September 23, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 24, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

National Museum of the American Indian Garden Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join our knowledgeable horticulturist, who discusses some of the native plants in the National Museum of the American Indian Native landscape gardens and answers questions about gardening with native plants. Offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 4 through September 24. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Thursday, September 24, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

An Evening with Charles Mann

One-Time Events Spend an evening with best-selling journalist and author Charles C. Mann in a conversation with NMAI Director Kevin Gover. Mann won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Keck Award for “Book of the Year” for his ground breaking 1491: New Revelations of the America’s Before Columbus. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, Science and Wired, Mann has covered the intersection of science, technology and commerce for many newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and abroad. This program is made possible by the generous support of Bank of America. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 PM – 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, September 25, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Friday, September 25, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 26, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 27, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Program

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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center, Level 3. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, September 27, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, September 28, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Monday, September 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. 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, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Tuesday, September 29, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 30, 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 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. 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, September 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Wednesday, September 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, September 30, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, September 30, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Thursday, October 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, October 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Choctaw Festival: We Are Here!

One-Time Events The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma presents the tribal festival “We Are Here!” This two-day festival highlights Choctaw culture through a variety of events that include music, dance and cultural demonstrations. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Friday, October 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, October 2, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Friday, October 2, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, October 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Choctaw Festival: We Are Here!

One-Time Events The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma presents a tribal festival “We Are Here!” This two-day festival highlights Choctaw culture through a variety of events that include music, dance and cultural demonstrations. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 4, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Program

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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center, Level 3. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, October 4, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, October 5, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Monday, October 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. 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, October 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Tuesday, October 6, 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, October 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 7, 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 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. *Please note: As of September 9, session will be held in the Diker Pavilion on the First Floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 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. 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, October 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Cost: Free, Open to the public. Wednesday, October 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. Current presentations focus on American Indian games.  Learn and play games such as the Eskimo yo-yo with a museum educator! Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, American Indian games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. 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, October 7, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tour - 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.