The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind, and YOU get to enjoy a front row seat! Not only that, this popular Washington DC museum also offers FREE entry, so all families can enjoy this fascinating and educational experience.
You cultural educational can begin even when looking at the museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, because they all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, ensuring all visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America.
The National Museum of the American Indian works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic to Argentina, to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.
Some of the exhibitions are ongoing, but many are temporary to ensure you can always go back and see something new! You might one day be exploring the Cherokee culture, and the next you might be learning about historic treaties that were signed.
Then there is the museum collection itself, consisting of around 825,000 items representing over 12,000 years of history and more than 1,200 indigenous cultures throughout the Americas!
The museum also features an interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center where visitors can take part in hands-on activities like indigenous inventions and activities, including drumming, basket-weaving, ledger-drawing, skateboarding and storytelling.
A fascinating a wonder-filled family day out in Washington DC, offering invaluable learning experiences for the children.