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School Tours

The Heard Museum offers children’s educational tours and optional bonus tours with hands-on activities designed to help students learn more about Arizona tribal communities. School tours are offered to grades K-12, Monday through Friday. Self-guided school groups are welcome seven days a week (please contact tour-coordinator for times). Pre-K students must opt for a Self-Guided tour. All guided tours are approximately 45 minutes.

Looking for adult group tour information? Please visit our Group Tours page.

School tours are supported by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Target and the Twiford Foundation.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community TargetTwiford Foundation


School Group Tours Contact

Shaliyah Ben
Education Program & Outreach Manager
Phone: 602.251.0259
Fax: 602.252.9757
Email: sben@heard.org


Learn more about School Tours at the Heard

 Guided ToursBonus ToursSelf Guided Tours
What is it?Tours conducted by Heard Museum GuidesGuided tour and in-classroom take home activityLead your students through the galleries independently
Availability:Monday–Friday
K–6: A.M. only
7–12: All day
Monday–Friday
K–12: 9:30 a.m.
or 10:30 a.m.
Every day
K–12: All day
Chaperones1:7 grades K–8
1:10 grades 9–12
1:7 grades K–8
1:10 grades 9–12
1:7 grades K–8
1:10 grades 9–12
GradesK–12K–12K–12
Numbers of StudentsUp to 120Up to 70Up to 120
Tour Length45 minutes2 hoursUp to 1 hour
Cost$20 guided tour fee per 60 students$20 guided tour fee per 60 students
$5 activity fee per child
$20 self guided tour fee per 60 participants (students and adults)

School Tours K-12 Request Form

To book a school tour, please fill out and submit the Group Tours Request Form. Walk-in school groups with no advance notice pay regular museum admission; $7.50 per student and $18 per adult.

Download the School Tours Information Packet and Request Form

Ordering Student Box Lunches

Order box lunches for your student group by downloading the form below. NOTE: A 50% deposit is required at time of placing order and full payment requires 24 hours before visit. Payment can be made with credit card, check or purchase order.

Download the Student Box Lunch Menu Form


School Tour Options

HOME: Native Peoples of the Southwest
Students 4–6th Grade or 7–12th Grade

Download the School Tour Packet for HOME: Native People in the Southwest

HOME: Native People in the Southwest highlights the ancestral and present-day Native people of the Greater Southwest. This exhibit shows a wide array of artifacts including pottery, baskets and Hopi katsina dolls.


Highlights of the Heard Museum
Students 7–12th Grade

Download the School Tour Packet for Highlights of the Heard Museum

Highlights of the Heard takes students into every gallery in the museum. Students learn about each exhibit's theme, and one or two artifacts in each gallery are highlighted. A variety of cultures and art forms are "highlighted" but not discussed in detail.


Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience
Students 7–12th Grade

Download the School Tour Packet for Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience

Remembering Our Boarding School Days: The Boarding School Experience traces the early history of the U.S. Government’s efforts to “kill the Indian and save the man.” The exhibit highlights the arrival of students, their classroom work, dorms and extracurricular activities. Many multimedia stations enhance the experience. Recommended for older students and adults.


Preparing For Your Visit

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Heard Museum before bringing your students for a visit.
Please remember to download the Tour request form and information packet and the boxed lunch form in preparation for your visit.

Group Reservations


Interested in bringing your group for a personal guided tour?

Learn more about adult tours →

Contact the Education Department


For more information, contact the Heard Museum’s Education Department by phone at 602.251.0244 or by email at education@heard.org.