National Museum of the American Indian New York

New York, NY

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Address: One Bowling Green New York, NY 10004 Number: 212-514-3700 Website Contact How do we get there?

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The National Museum of the American Indian- the George Gustav Heye Center - is located within the historic Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, and is a great place to visit in New York City to experience a cultural, historic and educational experience of significance.

Offering free admission, the museum is home to both permanent and temporary exhibitions that explore the diversity of the Native American people of the America's, , and you get a front row seat.

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.

Also at The National Museum of the American Indian are a range of public programs, including music and dance performances, as well as films, that can teach children the strength of these cultures from the earliest times to the present.

Throughout the year the museum also hosts a number of family events that you might want to be part of!

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 New York City, offering invaluable learning experiences for the children.

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Free entry!


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Visitor Services desks on the Second Floor in the Great Hall provide information on daily tours, programs, and screenings. Public tours for families and adult groups are given daily so check on these times when you arrive!

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You're in New York City! There are plenty of places to grab something to eat before or after your visit

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Where is it at?


The National Museum of the American Indian–New York, is located on the south side of Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan, adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park. There is no parking at the museum. There are several parking garages located nearby

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They love have student groups visit but they strongly recommend reserving your spot ahead of time. You can also reserve guided tours too

Can I get one of those?


Of course there is a Museum Store! The store now features more items from a wider representation of Native groups than ever before, offering apparel, art, literature, jewelry, food, and more for all ages. Members of the museum receive a 10 percent discount for purchases made at the store.

Need a little extra help?


The museum is accessible to people with disabilities. Groups and those with special needs are asked to use the ground floor entrance to the museum. All exhibitions are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on the ground floor of the museum, and may be obtained on request from the security staff.

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When can we go?

Open 10am - 5pm daily (Thursdays close 8pm)

Open year round. Closed only December 25

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