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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, Phoenix Suns Charities, Target and the Twiford Foundation.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian CommunityPhoenix Suns Charities 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
K–6: A.M. only
7–12: All day
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
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 Tour Request Packet

To book a school tour, please read the School Tours and Information Packet, then fill out our Tour Request Inquiry Form.

Walk-in school groups with no advance notice pay regular museum admission; $7.50 per student and $18 per adult.

School Tours and Information Packet

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.

Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait with Monkeys

Frida and Diego
Students 4-12th Grade

Students will be guided on a tour of this landmark exhibition featuring 33 iconic masterworks by two of the most important and recognizable artists of the 20th century. The exhibition features beloved works such as Kahlo’s Diego on My Mind and Rivera’s Calla Lilly Vendor, as well as more than 50 rare photographs of the artists and personal objects including letters and clothing. Tours will be followed by an activity to share observations and contribute to a crowd-sourced public art installation.

Educational Packets
Frida & Diego Elementary School Curricula for download (ZIP)
Frida & Diego Middle School Curriculum for download (ZIP)

Title 1 schools are invited to book through Act One to apply for field trip assistance
Please contact Act One directly to coordinate your date.
Maximum group size is 120
Held at the Heard Museum
Choose tour times from: 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Tour length is 90 min.

Pictured, Detail: Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Monkeys (1943) © 2017 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and INBA

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.