Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

This museum offers exhibits focused on the history and culture of American Indians, from ancient times to the 19th century. See hundreds of items from tribes throughout the Americas including artwork, clothing, ceramics, tools, instruments, and painted narrative art. Explore the diversity and continuity of the different Native cultures through a thematic guided tour of the regional exhibits, as your group learns about the artistry of tribal objects, details of the lives of the people who used them, and how Native Americans were connected by trade and able to exchange goods, knowledge, artwork, and systems of belief and political organization.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004. New York County. Tel: 212-514-3705. Email: nmai-ny-education@si.edu. Website: www.nmai.si.edu. Hrs: Fri.-Wed. 10AM-5PM, Thurs. 10AM-8PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Visual Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

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