National Museum of the American Indian: A Family Museum Powwow

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Discovering new cultures is a thrill for kids, making the National Museum of the American Indian a great destination for your next family day in New York. Even before you enter, you’ll get your children’s attention by pointing out that they’re standing on an actual Native American trail, since Broadway began as an Algonquin trading route. Inside the museum, you’ll all marvel at the elegance of the architecture, especially the masterful rotunda. Next, the kids dash off to check out the exhibits. Native American art is incredibly crafted, and the representations of animals here will be a big hit. Check out the permanent collection “Infinity of Nations” to marvel at the feathered headdresses and other spectacular adornments. Little eyes will delight to artifacts like the wood carving of a killer whale with a raven rising from its back. Get more hands-on in the “Tipi Room,” a special space for kids, with buffalo and deer hides they are free to touch, and a real tipi they can explore. When you’re ready for a little downtime, daily films for kids in the screening room will buy you a few minutes of rest on a comfy seat. You’ll all enjoy animated shorts, like the stories of a trickster god, which you’ll be watching with a new sense of context.

National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green New York NY 10004

(212) 514-3700

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