Admission is free to all at this New York City wing of the National Museum of the American Indian and yet this grand facility is never crowded. Housed downtown at the U.S. Custom House at the foot of Broadway it's a long way from the Museum Mile of upper Fifth Avenue but it's worth a trip.
The purpose of the Heye center, and indeed the NMAI in Washington, is to allow visitors to explore the rich, varied cultures of the Native peoples of the Americas - North, South and Central - past and present . To that end, the museum produces special exhibitions, dance performances, films and musical performances and boasts a state of the art research facility. It's an extraordinary resource.