There's always something fun to do at the NMAI!

Be sure to stop by the Welcome Desk as you enter the museum for a schedule of activities and programs. If you are visiting the museum with young children, you may particularly enjoy the hands-on activities and other resources available in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center.

Upcoming Family Events

Activities are scheduled on a seasonal basis. Please check the online calendar for scheduled programs. In the imagiNATIONS Activity Center, visitors may learn about the cultures and traditions of American Indians and have the opportunity to make something to take home. Families may also explore the activity center and the museum's exhibition galleries to find examples of these Native traditions.

Teaching Carts

Teaching cartDiscover some of the ingenious ways a cattail was used, compare techniques developed to build boats in the Americas, or feel the differences between styles of pottery. Look for one of the NMAI's Cultural Interpreters and these signature red carts.