Hours and Locations

National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center

American Indian Museum Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Closed Dec. 25

Admission is free


Sitting at the foot of the Wiechquaekeck Trail, an old Algonquin trade route (aka Broadway), the American Indian Museum’s New York location shares the Washington, D.C., location’s incredible collection and its commitment to celebrating the diverse history and contemporary voices of Native peoples throughout the western hemisphere.


The Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures; Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian; Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces.

Subway: 4 and 5 trains to Bowling Green

Bus: M5, M15, and M20


Mili Kàpi Café
Temporarily closed.
(2nd Floor)
Mili Kàpi means “give me some coffee” in the Native language of the Lenape people, the original inhabitants of New York City. The Café features hot and cold beverages and light casual fare—sandwiches, salads and sweets—highlighting ingredients indigenous to the Americas. The Café serves coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.


The Museum Store of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American is New York City’s premier destination to purchase authentic Native American merchandise. The store features items from a wide representation of Native groups, offering apparel, art, literature, jewelry, food, and more for all ages. Members of the museum receive a 10 percent discount for purchases made at the store. Selected books, music, and gifts are also available via our online bookstore and the Smithsonian Store.

Collection items shown may not be on view.