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.
The school tours program is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:
Education & Scheduling Coordinator
|Docent-led Tours||Guided Activity & Tours||Self Guided Tours|
|Guided groups will be assigned 1 guide for every 20 students|
|What is it?||Tours conducted by Heard Museum Guides||Guided tour and in-classroom take home activity||Lead your students through the galleries independently. All students are required to stay with chaperones for this tour option.|
Kâ€“6: A.M. only
7â€“12: All day
Kâ€“12: 9:30 a.m.
or 10:30 a.m.
Kâ€“12: All day
|Chaperones||1:7 grades Kâ€“8|
1:10 grades 9â€“12
|1:7 grades Kâ€“8||1:10 grades 8â€“12|
|Numbers of Students||Up to 120||Up to 70||Up to 80|
|Tour Length||45 minutes||2 hours||Up 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)|
HOME: Native Peoples of the Southwest
Students K-12 Grade
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.
|Grade 3||Grade 4||Grade 5||Grade 6|
Highlights of the Heard Museum
Students 7â€“12th Grade
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.
Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories
Students 7â€“12th Grade
Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories traces the history of the U.S. Governmentâ€™s efforts to â€śkill the Indian and save the man.â€ť 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.
Opening Feb. 23, 2019. Please contact the museum for confirmation on the start of tour dates.
To book a school tour, click the blue button below to fill out our Tour Request Form. You must fill out the online form. Faxed requests can no longer be accepted.
Walk-in school groups with no advance notice pay regular museum admission; $7.50 per student and $18 per adult.
Familiarize yourself with the Heard Museum before your visit and make sure your have completed the following list: