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      CLOSED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center in Washington

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      March 29, 2020

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      4th St & Independence Avenue SW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20560

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      CLOSED - imagiNATIONS Activity Center

      Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11 am – 3 pm

      As a public health precaution, both our locations and all other Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed.

      The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural world around them to meet their needs, and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. Visitors to the center can explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities: Weave a giant basket to learn about the various styles of basketry. Explore different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi. Learn about the buffalo. The homes where Native people lived are also designed for different environments. Visitors can find out how as they walk through an Amazonian stilt house, see what makes a Pueblo adobe house special ,or learn how a Comanche tipi is built. Be sure to stamp your imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals as you journey through the center.

      Additionally, the activity center offers stories about Native cultures or written by Native authors, available for reading in the center’s story room. The craft room gives visitors the opportunity to create art projects to take home. Kids can also test their skills on the kayak balancing game. A competitive quiz show challenges visitors to test their knowledge of Native history, culture, and customs.

      Categories: Kids & Families
      SponsorAmerican Indian Museum
      Venue: American Indian Museum
      Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center
      Cost: Free
      Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

      Cost: Free

      Categories: Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats on various days: May 31, Jun 1, Jun 2

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

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