Family Friendly Exhibitions | Heard Museum
ADVANCING AMERICAN INDIAN ART

Family Friendly Exhibitions

The Heard Museum celebrates American Indian cultures and art, providing an exceptional place for parents and children to learn about diverse cultures and building enhanced cross-cultural understanding. From exhibitions filled with interactive, hands-on learning to festivals and events, the Heard offers a vast array of experiences for families and children.


Long interior view form second floor balcony of Navajo rug exhibition showing rugs hanging on soft white walls with blond bamboo wood on floors and some wall panels.

All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving

All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving showcases 46 exquisite textiles from contemporary Navajo weavers. All at Once has been made possible by the generous donation of longtime Heard Museum members and supporters, Mark and Julie Dalrymple. These textiles, plus dozens more, now reside in the Heard Museum’s permanent collection. Artist statements from leading ...

Gallery view of “Around the World: The Heard Museum Collection”

Around the World: The Heard Museum Collection

Tour the global span of the Heard Museum’s permanent collection. This exhibit focuses on more than 75 years of collecting and preserving Native art and cultures in the Southwest and beyond. Starting with examples of work collected by museum founders Dwight and Maie Heard, and including donations by artists and collectors such as Byron Harvey and Richard Faletti, the exhibit features objects and artwork from indigenous ...

Grand Procession exhibition showing handmade and intricately beaded soft sculpture figures in traditional American Indian regalia/dress

Grand Procession: Contemporary Plains Indian Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

Grand Procession celebrates an exceptional collection of dolls, also known as soft sculptures, created by Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock), Rhonda Holy Bear (Cheyenne River Sioux and Lakota) and three generations of Growing Thunder family members; Joyce Growing Thunder, Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty and Jessa Rae Growing Thunder (Assiniboine and Sioux). The dolls provide a ...

Highlights from the Collection

Signature works from the permanent collection— Hopi katsina dolls, classic Pueblo pottery, Navajo textiles, jewelry and more—will commemorate the milestones, people, and events that have made the Heard Museum the American treasure and must-see destination it is today. This exhibition will receive regular updates to provide a continuing showcase of works from the permanent collection.

HOME: Native People in the Southwest

Learn about the Native peoples of the Southwest and hear them tell their stories in their own words. In addition to cultural objects, the exhibit showcases the traditions of Native peoples of the past and present and examines their definition of home. Don't miss the Navajo hogan, the Pueblo horno or the 400 katsina dolls on display!

Its Your Turn children's activity space with wooden tables with iPads and hands on coloring activities, and books to read

It’s Your Turn Activity Gallery

It’s Your Turn: Activity Gallery is back! Our interactive space for kids and families offers the chance to draw on an iPad, do coloring activities, explore books about art, and build your own poem on our magnet board!

Entrance to the Small Wonders exhibition with images of jewelry of butterflies, quail, Inuit dancer and wasp on a black background

Small Wonders

The exhibition Small Wonders provides the opportunity to see a range of intricately made small-format works including jewelry (rings, brooches, earrings and buckles) and specialty items such as silver seed pots, fetishes or stone carvings, and silver items in miniature. Each is shaped in silver, gold or from a variety of gemstones, and all are ...