For Families
Do All Indians Live In Tipis?
Welcome Families!

Would you like to know more about Native American histories and cultures? Do you want to plan a family outing to the museum? You've come to the right place. Explore this section for information on special events and daily hands-on activities at the NMAI’s museums in Washington, D.C., and New York. When you visit the museum, stop by the Welcome Desk on your way in for the most up-to-date program offerings, and to pick up a Family Guide to the museum’s exhibits.

Woven Together Weaving Traditions of the Pacific North Coast
imagiNations Activity Center - Washington, DC
Did You Know?

Do All Indians Live in Tipis?

No, most American Indians live in contemporary homes, apartments, condos, and co-ops just like every other citizen in the twenty-first century. Tipis are the traditional home of Plains Indians, but in other regions of the Western Hemisphere…