Some of the contents of the Navajo traveling suitcase.

Heard Museum Comes to You

A variety of programs can be presented at your location, providing a richer understanding of American Indian arts and culture for all kinds of groups.

Free Traveling Panel Exhibitions

These four-panel, freestanding exhibitions, each with a hands-on materials display stand, are designed for use in libraries or schools and are rented at no cost to schools. The exhibition stands 8 feet tall and requires floor space of approximately 6 feet x 4 feet. Panel exhibitions are only available in the Phoenix metropolitan area for a one-month loan and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exhibition available: Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories.

4 image and text panels of the American Indian Boarding School Stories


Suitcase Exhibitions

Traveling SuitcaseTwo cases (one large and one small) are filled with artifacts, photographs and text that can be used to create a museum display in the classroom. Rental fee for the suitcases is $35 per kit for a two-week loan.

Suitcase fee is waived for Title 1 schools

Suitcase exhibition topics include the Navajo, Hopi, and Tohono O’odham tribes.

Each suitcase exhibition set includes:

  • A teacher manual (includes other suggestions for hands-on activities)
  • Historic photographs and contemporary photographs by Jerry Jacka
  • Materials for one hands-on activity
  • Additional books and audiotapes of songs

Traveling Panels/ Suitcase Exhibitions Request Form

Please fill out the form below to request traveling panels or suitcase exhibit. Traveling Panels and Suitcase Rentals are only available for pick-up at the museum. We are unable to ship these items.

Education Panels & Suitcases Request Form
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Contact Information

Full Name*

Email*

Cell Phone Number*

Name of organization:*

Organization Phone Number:*

Organization Address:*

If you are a school, do you have Title I status?*
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If you are a teacher, what is a preferred time for us to contact you?*

Traveling Panels

Please confirm your traveling panel:
Boarding School

Date Preferences:
1st Choice:
2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:

Suitcases

Please select which which suitcase you're interested in:
NavajoHopiTohono O'odham

Date Preferences:
1st Choice:
2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:

How many students do you project will interact with these materials while they are in your classroom/ organization?

How would you like to pay?

Panels are free but rental fee for the suitcases is $35 per kit for a two-week loan.
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Contact the Education Department for questions concerning booking the Traveling Panel Exhibitions or the Suitcase Exhibitions

Email: education@heard.org

Contact the Education Department


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?
Click here learn more: act1az.org/our-programs/
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