CultureFest! brings cultural festivities from across the globe into your home with a full month of virtual tours, discussions, crafts, and more for youth and adults. Join local guides and Museum experts as we illuminate diverse traditions and celebrate our shared humanity.
This April, celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions, and important contributions of Indigenous peoples across the Americas. From the Tlingit to the Lenape, the Maya to the Quechua, we’re highlighting distinct tribes and cultural groups all month long with fun and educational events.
Learn directly from Native peoples as they speak about the cultural threats they continue to face, as well as their visions for a brighter, more just future. Delve into engaging dialogues on the complex challenges of language preservation, land rights, appropriation, and more. And gather the whole family for crafts and activities exploring Indigenous games, symbolism, and art forms.
Choose from many exciting ways to join our Celebration of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Take a virtual tour of Native American artifacts in the Museum’s collection, learn how to play an Indigenous sport, meet a skilled Tlingit artist and language expert, and more. There’s an activity for every age!
This celebration is one of five in our CultureFest! series.
Live Program Lineup
At-Home Anthro LIVE
Create Your Own Tapa Cloth
Tuesday | April 27 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
Living Room Lecture
Quechua: Celebrating the Relevance of Indigenous Cultures
Thursday | April 29 | 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm ET
Friday | April 30 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
Explore on Your Own Time
Digital Daily Digs
Explore our remarkable collections and their powerful stories in our 3-minute Daily Digs. Now in English, Spanish, and Quechua!
|Altar Leg from Piedras Negras||English|
|Clothes of the Andes||English|
|Feasting in Ancient America||English|
|Huichol Yarn Painting||English|
|Indigenous Origins of Lacrosse||English|
|Maya Ballgame Trophy Belt||English|
|Steatite Bear Pipe||English|
|Voladores: Mexicans Who Fly||English||Spanish|
Arts & Crafts
Enjoy crafts and activities inspired by Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Keep it simple with printable coloring sheets or get crafty with DIY projects that are perfect for all ages!
Make your own handmade coil pots following this step-by-step Coil Pottery Tutorial.
Draw colorful basket patterns using our guide to Designing Pomo Baskets.
Learn how to make (and play with!) your own Birch Bark Triangle & Ball Game.
2020-2021 CultureFest! Series
Día de los Muertos
Lunar New Year
Fêtes des Masques
Indigenous Peoples of
the Americas Celebration