Jasmine Pinkner (Crow Creek Sioux) at the 2011 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Support the Heard Museum

As a private institution, the Heard Museum is built upon and is sustained by the generosity of our valued donors. Your contributions allow us to continue serving the community with mission-driven programs and exhibitions. We thank you for your support!


Our museum members receive top access to exhibitions, festivals, priority registrations for events, discounts at the Shops, Courtyard Café and Coffee Cantina, and other exclusive opportunities. Become a member and continue your journey with the Heard Museum.

All Heard Museum members receive basic benefits, including:

  • Free Museum Admission
  • 10% discount in the Heard Museum Shops and Cafés
  • Subscription to the members-only publication EarthSong
  • Exclusive members-only trips to explore Native lands, peoples and arts

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Contributions to the museum in the form of large planned gifts, estate gifts, gifts of art or tribute gifts are crucial to the sustainability of the Heard Museum. These gifts are the cornerstone of the Heard’s economic vitality.


Join us in providing a platform for cultural discourse and demonstration by becoming a partner in our efforts today. By sponsoring an exhibition, festival, initiative or event, you can help us improve and grow our audience reach and programs.


Members are the heart of the Heard Museum, and many give generously of their time through the museum’s volunteer organizations: the Guild and Council. Each group sponsors public programs as well as special events for their members.

Contact the Membership Department

For more information about membership with the Heard Museum, contact us by phone at 602.251.0261 or by email at members@heard.org.

What Heard Museum Members Are Saying

“Circles of Giving has enhanced our knowledge of native cultures and arts and introduced us to others who share the same interests and passions. It is a fun way to explore other aspects of a great museum.”

David and Mary Patino

"The Circles of Giving financially aids the programs of the Museum while providing its members with unique opportunities to experience new exhibits through the eyes of the curators."

Norma Jean-Coulter

”Circles membership is a great way to support the Museum and enhance personal enlightenment.”

Stanley and Judith Getch

”There shouldn't have to be benefits to encourage members who can support the Heard Museum at higher levels, but we do like our benefits: Special invitations, special events, discounts, subscriptions, complimentary admissions, early admissions, and on and on. These are just the cherries on the cake of supporting a fine institution we all love!”

Norman Sandfield