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Assistive ListeningExhibition videos that contain narration are captioned. The information desks are equipped with an induction loop for visitors with hearing loss. Look for the sign on the desk to use the loop. If you do not have a device with a t-coil switch, a Visitor Service Volunteer can provide you with a receiver with a headset attachment. Alternate FormatsGo Smithsonian is available at the Information Desk in Braille and CD, if you are interested in other exhibition brochures in an alternate format ask at the Information Desk or email the Accessibility Program.

National Museum of the American Indian

Home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of Native art and historical and cultural objects; exhibitions are designed in collaboration with Native communities from across the hemisphere.

Highlights Who We Are, introductory film, in the Lelawi Theater; wall of gold objects; Geronimo’s rifle in Our Peoples gallery; Mitsitam Cafe featuring a Native-inspired menu

Location 4th St. and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Metro Station Metro Orange Blue Yellow GreenL'Enfant Plaza (Maryland Ave. exit)Information 202.633.1000 (voice/tape)

ElevatorsElevator bank located near the Potomac Atrium. BathroomsAll bathrooms in the museum are accessible. Family/Companion care bathrooms located on the 3rd and 4th floor, north side of the museum next to the exhibition space.
Admission is FREE

Hours 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
Closed December 25
There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall; on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.
Parking map (PDF) »
EntrancesAll museum entrances are accessible. Manual Wheelchairs are available at the Security Desk. ID is required to borrow a wheelchair. Public Programs and ToursThe Smithsonian provides a number of access services for public programs, to request service such as an interpreted or tactile tour please contact the museum at 202-633-6712 (voice) or e-mail preferably 2 weeks in advance of program.