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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, July 31, 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, July 31, 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, July 31, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, July 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, July 31, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, July 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: "4wheelwarpony", "Toka", "The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics"

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, July 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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, July 31, 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, July 31, 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, August 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. Saturday, August 1, 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, August 1, 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, August 1, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "4wheelwarpony", "Toka", "The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics"

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, August 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 1, 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, August 1, 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, August 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. Sunday, August 2, 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, August 2, 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: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 2, 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, August 2, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "4wheelwarpony", "Toka", "The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics"

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, August 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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, August 2, 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, August 2, 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, August 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, August 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 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. Monday, August 3, 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. Monday, August 3, 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. Monday, August 3, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

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, August 3, 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, August 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. Monday, August 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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. Monday, August 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 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, August 3, 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, August 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. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 PM.

Forensic Anthropologist Kathy Reichs: A Winning Way with ?Bones?

One-Time Events Bestselling author and respected forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has found the perfect blend of her work and her art. Tonight, she discusses the challenges of translating real-life drama into the stuff of fiction, and a career that includes work on high-profile cases even she couldn’t make up. View more details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, 4th St & Independence Ave SW, Metro: L'Enfant Plaza. Cost: Click here to view prices. Purchase Tickets: http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2015FY-Trumba-calend&tmssource=208516&performanceNumber=232186. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 6:45 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. Wednesday, August 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. Wednesday, August 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. Wednesday, August 5, 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: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 5, 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. Wednesday, August 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. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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, August 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 2015, 3:00 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. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 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, August 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. Thursday, August 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. Thursday, August 6, 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. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

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, August 6, 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, August 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 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. Thursday, August 6, 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. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 PM.

Daily Screenings: "4wheelwarpony", "Toka", "The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics"

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. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:31 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 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. Friday, August 7, 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, August 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, August 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, August 7, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, August 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, August 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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, August 7, 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, August 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 PM.

Indian Summer Showcase Artist Panel featuring A Tribe Called Red

One-Time Events ADMISSION IS CONDUCTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. A Tribe Called Red from Ottawa has become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art. Since 2010, the group – currently featuring DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. The evening begins with a panel session and audience Q&A featuring all members of the group followed by an evening concert. This program is presented by the Smithsonian’s Intangible Cultural Heritage project, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Friday, August 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Indian Summer Showcase Concert featuring A Tribe Called Red

One-Time Events ADMISSION IS CONDUCTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. A Tribe Called Red from Ottawa has become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art. Since 2010, the group – currently featuring DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. The evening begins with a panel session and audience Q&A featuring all members of the group followed by an evening concert. This program is presented by the Smithsonian’s Intangible Cultural Heritage project, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:30 PM – 10:30 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. Saturday, August 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. Saturday, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 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. Sunday, August 9, 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, August 9, 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: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, August 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 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. Monday, August 10, 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. Monday, August 10, 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. Monday, August 10, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

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, August 10, 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, August 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. Monday, August 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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. Monday, August 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 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, August 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Weaving Demonstration by Mixtec Tixinda Dying Cooperative

American Indian Museum NY The head of the Mixtec Tixinda Dying Cooperative, 74-year-young Don Habacuc Avendano, and his sister Margarita Avendano, the 70-year young President of the Tixinda Weavers Cooperative, along with two other weavers and spinners, will be demonstrating their skills at the New York Botanical Garden this August 9th through the 23rd. On Monday, August 10th they will make a special appearance at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Their visit comes at a crucial time as the endangered  purpura pandsa mollusk from which they lovingly milk their sacred purple dye, is on the brink of extinction. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Monday, August 10, 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. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 11, 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. Tuesday, August 11, 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. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 11, 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. Tuesday, August 11, 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. Wednesday, August 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. Wednesday, August 12, 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. Wednesday, August 12, 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: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 12, 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. Wednesday, August 12, 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. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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, August 12, 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, August 12, 2015, 3:00 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. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 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, August 12, 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, August 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. Thursday, August 13, 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. Thursday, August 13, 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. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

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, August 13, 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, August 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 13, 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, August 13, 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. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 PM.

Daily Screenings: "4wheelwarpony", "Toka", "The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics"

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. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:31 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, August 14, 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, August 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, August 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, August 14, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, August 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, August 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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, August 14, 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, August 14, 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, August 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. Saturday, August 15, 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, August 15, 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, August 15, 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, August 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 15, 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, August 15, 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, August 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. Sunday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, August 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 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. Monday, August 17, 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. Monday, August 17, 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. Monday, August 17, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

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, August 17, 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, August 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. Monday, August 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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. Monday, August 17, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 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, August 17, 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, August 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. Tuesday, August 18, 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. Tuesday, August 18, 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. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 18, 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. Tuesday, August 18, 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. Wednesday, August 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. Wednesday, August 19, 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. Wednesday, August 19, 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: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 19, 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. Wednesday, August 19, 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. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 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, August 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, August 19, 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, August 19, 2015, 3:00 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. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 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, August 19, 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, August 19, 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, August 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. Thursday, August 20, 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. Thursday, August 20, 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. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

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, August 20, 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, August 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:01 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 20, 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, August 20, 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. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:01 PM.

Daily Screenings: "4wheelwarpony", "Toka", "The Twenty-First Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics"

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. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:31 PM.