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.

Visit NY MTA for maps and service updates for subways and buses. Check for service disruptions to MTA elevators by visiting MTA’s Elevator and Escalator Status page.


4 and 5 trains to Bowling Green

Nearest Accessible Subway Entrances:
Bowling Green, NE corner of Broadway and Battery Pl.

South Ferry, SE corner of State St and Whitehall St. 


M5, M15, and M20

The National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center in New York City does not offer public parking.


Mili Kàpi Café
(2nd Floor)
The Mili Kàpi Cafe offers hot and cold beverages and light casual fare—sandwiches, salads, and sweets—highlighting ingredients indigenous to the Americas. Mili Kàpi means “give me some coffee” in the Native language of the Lenape people, the original inhabitants of New York City.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday–Sunday


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.

See Getting Here for information on accessible parking and public transportation.

Accessibility Information and Programs

Disability access service requests: NMAI-NY-Education@si.edu

Collection items shown may not be on view.