Family Friendly Exhibits

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.


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 ...

Its' Your Turn - Color! family friendly exhibition in conjunction with the textile exhibition Color Riot!

It’s Your Turn – Color!

This family-friendly gallery offers a fun and educational component to our exhibition Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles. Weavers use color, pattern, texture, and their imaginations when they make textiles. At times, the colors are so bright and the patterns are so complicated that our eyes jump when we look at them. Some of ...

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

School Tours


Does your school currently have Title I status?

If you answered “yes,” did you know that you can get your museum admission and transportation covered if you book your trip through Act One?
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