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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Santa Fe, NM

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Address: 704 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, NM 87505 How do we get there? Number: 505-982-4636
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It's time for family day out filled with heritage, culture AND history at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe.

Did you know that this museum, founded back in 1937, is actually the OLDEST non-profit independent museum in the state? Pretty impressive!

This fascinating (and historic!) museum is home to unique exhibitions that showcase contemporary Native American art, as well as historic. They are also famous for their focus on little-known genres, and solo shows by living Native American artists, so it's certainly a place to get inspired!

More suited to older kids, or kids who study/love art, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is also an invaluable insight into important cultures too.

Did you also know that it's not just artwork that the museum is famous for? They are also home to the Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, which is the most comprehensive collection of Navajo and Pueblo jewelry in the entire WORLD!

With talks and book clubs, and other fun events too, why not immerse the family is the rich history and culture of Native Americans, and embrace one aspect of what makes New Mexico so special!

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Free under 12 years



Free for Museum Members, Native Americans, children under 12, students with a valid ID, and active military.


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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian FAQ’s

Browse their special exhibits and keep an eye on their website for their events calendar

Grab something to eat in the area, there are plenty of options!

Docent Tours are offered Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m)

Their museum shop, the Case Trading Post, is one of Santa Fe’s oldest continuously operating galleries of Native American art, featuring the best in contemporary craft and fine arts by Native American artists, as well as a great selection of vintage and antique jewelry, ceramics, and textiles.

Just give them a call to see if they can arrange a school trip!

The Wheelwright Museum welcomes visitors of all abilities to experience our exhibits. If accommodations are needed, please give them a 2-week notice.

Services available: Large Print, Braille, American Sign Language Interpretation, Assistive Listening Systems, Wheelchair Access.

Service animals are welcome at the museum.

Call their Accessibility Coordinator to schedule your visit (If accommodations are needed, please give them a 2-week notice.

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