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George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green
New York , New York 10004

Contact Information:
Phone: 212-514-3700 or 212-514-3705
Website: http://www.nmai.si.edu/subpage.cfm?subpage=exhibitions

Daily 10AM-5PM, Thurs. until 8PM


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Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

 Daily Public Tours Building Tours (45 min.–1 hr.)  

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 1 PM   Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 3 PM
Join a Museum Ambassador for an in-depth look at the unique architecture and exquisite beauty of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian–New York. Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1907, the Custom House is a National Historic Landmark. The building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Raphael Gustavino and murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, as well as monumental marble arches and columns. Tours include a visit to the Collectors Office, not normally accessible to the public. The Collectors Office features woodwork by Tiffany Studios and can be seen on Boardwalk Empire and in films like Spike Lee’s Inside Man.


Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

November 13, 2014–January 10, 2016 

  Circle of Dance

October 6, 2012–October 8, 2017
A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Insider Tours
Weekdays: 2–3 PM (except federal holidays)

Enhance your visit with a discussion with a Cultural Interpreter. Topics of discussion include beading, music makers, textiles, and Native games. Daily schedules are available at the Visitor Services desk, Second Floor.

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room Tours
Learn about the original inhabitants of the New York region with a tour of the Haudenosaunee Discovery Room, available by appointment at 212-514-3705. Tours include hands-on learning for children, families, and groups, and can provide a multitude of resources, including assistance with New York State educational guidelines for learning about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples.

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