imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center, at the National Museum of the American Indian, provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural environments around them to meet their needs and today many of their innovations and inventions are part of daily life for millions worldwide. 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. Try different modes of transportation like snowshoes and skateboards. Sit inside a full-sized tipi and learn about the buffalo. And stamp on an imagiNATIONS passport with real tribal seals while journeying through the center. The imagiNATIONS Activity Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth St. and Independence Ave. SW. nmai.si.edu.