National Museum of the American Indian – New York

One Bowling Green
New York, New York

Lower Manhattan

Daily 10 am – 5 pm
Open Thursday until 8 pm

All ages can learn about the culture and contributions of Native Americans at the engaging New York branch of this DC museum. Lots of opportunities for hands-on exploration in multiple rooms. Touch a buffalo hide, match animal drawings, learn about Mayan math, play in a teepee and more.

Pick up a fantastic family guide and find featured items among the galleries including wood and stone carvings, exquisite clothing, feather bonnets and lots of animal representations.

Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:

Circle of Dance (through Apr 30)
This awesome five-year exhibit featuring videos and gorgeous costumes of ten Native American social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas with plenty of floor space to dance along.

Family Programs: Every Monday 2–4 pm, learn more about the Taíno Indians, the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean through cultural materials and live demonstrations in the galleries.

Strollers/Diapers: Located within the grand, spacious Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, the museum has plenty of room for strollers and changing tables in the second floor bathroom.

Eat & Treats: Pick up healthy, fresh, vegetarian-friendly meals at the popular food cart GoGo Grill across Bowling Green.

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