Cultural Events

Cultural Events

 Cultural special events offered at the Museum and at off-site locations range from exhibition opening receptions, performances of Native storytelling, and traditional bird singing and dancing to the annual Holiday Open House at the Museum, and a three-day film festival that showcases films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples.


January 19, 2016 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Exhibition Opening Reception

IndeVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas 

IndeVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas is a traveling exhibition curated jointly by the Nation Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.

Themes of the exhibition parallel many of those expressed in our Section 14 – The Other Palm Springs exhibition displayed over the past year. Combining the voices of the living with those of their ancestors, IndeVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture, and creativity and address the human desire to belong.

 Free Admission

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

For more information, call 760.833.8169 or e-mail us at cvictor@accmuseum.org



Tuesday, December 8, 2016 • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Holiday Open House at the Museum

Usher in this holiday season at the Museum. In lieu of bringing ornaments this year to place on the Museum holiday tree, we invite you to bring a gift of canned goods which the Museum will donate to our local FIND Food Bank and the AIDS Assistance Program.

Free Admission • Refreshments will be served.

Free public parking is available behind the Museum off South Belardo Road. 

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

For more information, please call 760.833.8169 or e-mail us at cvictor@accmuseum.org.



Saturday, February 6, 2016  •  Noon – 7:00 PM

Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae):
Bird Song & Dance Festival

Through the ages, bird singing and dancing have been an important part of Native culture for tribes in southern California and other regions of the Southwest. This event features honored bird singers and dancers from California and Arizona.

The festival will include an on-site exhibition about the tradition of bird singing and dance -- past and present. Native crafts and food vendors will be in attendance, as well as displays of Native American educational and special event information. 

 Free admission

Palm Springs High School Gymnasium
2301 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

For more information, please call 760.833.8169 or e-mail us at cvictor@accmuseum.org


Tuesday, March 1 – Sunday, March 6, 2016 • Screenings Daily

Native FilmFest

Guest Programmer is Elizabeth Weatherford, Director and Founder, Film and Video Center, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.

Now in its fifteenth season, Native Filmfest is one of the Nation’s most highly regarded festivals of its kind – featuring the best in films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples.

The festival is held at Camelot Theatres in central Palm Springs. 

Moderately priced tasty meals, snacks, and beverages are available for purchase at the Camelot Internationale Café in the upstairs lounge of Camelot Theatres.

For ticket information and the schedule of screenings, click here. For other inquiries, please call 760.833.8174 or e-mail us at mrivera@accmuseum.org.

Camelot Theares
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs