The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, and New York, NY, remains temporarily closed. To view the status of the Smithsonian's other museums and the zoo, visit


Virtual Field Trips

These live and interactive programs led by a museum educator focus on American Indian history, culture, and contemporary lives centered around specific topics. All programs are conducted over Microsoft Teams and can be booked through the NMAI's Skype in the Classroom page. Virtual field trips are free and should be reserved at least two weeks in advance. A variety of programs are available for K–12 students and a minimum of 10 students is required to register.


Live Webinars

Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future
Hear from young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Topics vary each month. These free webinars are targeted to middle and high school students and advance registration is required. These webinars will be recorded and archived on the NMAI YouTube channel.

Native Civic Engagement

Thursday, August 20, 2020


Did you know that the majority of Native Americans did not gain the right to vote until 1970? Even though Native Americans were granted U.S. citizenship in 1924, major restrictions facing Native voters were not eliminated until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and later amendments. Join us in a conversation with Shandiin Herrera (Diné) and Isabel Coronado (Mvskoke Creek) to discuss the continued fight for reform to ensure the right to vote is accessible to everyone.


Community Healing

Thursday, September 17, 2020


In the U.S., Native Americans experience higher suicide rates than any other racial/ethnic group. Mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness are integral to combating this issue and Native youth are at the forefront with solutions. Today, Native youth are creating their own community-based programs, resources and advocacy for mental health and overall wellness. Join us in a conversation and learn how Native teens are addressing this issue.


There are no upcoming events scheduled in Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y., at this time. Please check back later.

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