Admission to school groups is FREE with the support of our generous sponsors! The Heard Museum offers educational tours and optional hands-on activities designed to help students learn more about tribal nations and communities in Arizona and New Mexico and more deeply engage with American Indian art and culture. We offer school tours to grades K-12, Monday through Friday. Self-guided school groups are welcome seven days a week. All guided tours are approximately 45 minutes.
Looking for adult group tour information? Please visit our Group Tours page.
During the months of June-August, we are happy to offer self-guided tours for school groups. Your group will enjoy visiting any of the galleries in the Heard Museum at your own pace. Make sure to check below for our Self-Guided Tour Teacher Resources packet, which includes information about the current exhibitions, engagement strategies and an art journey activity to complete with your group. If you would prefer a Guided School Tour, please schedule your visit September – May.
Please note that a minimum of 3 weeks advance notice is required to book your tour. Please email us with questions.
We want your school group to be able to visit the Heard Museum. If you don’t see an option listed above that would work for your group, please email us and we will do our best to customize a plan that works for your group and budget.
HOME: Native People in 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 exhibition shows a wide array of Indigenous creativity including pottery, baskets, jewelry, and Hopi katsina dolls.
Self-Guided Museum Tour
Students 6-12th Grade
Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories
Students 7–12th Grade
Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories traces the history of the U.S. government’s efforts to “kill the Indian and save the man.” The exhibition highlights the arrival of students, their classroom work, dorms and extracurricular activities. Many multimedia stations enhance the experience. Recommended for older students and adults.
Visit our Teacher Resources page to download the accompanying curriculum packet.
The school tours program is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:
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