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Plan Your Visit

Ready to plan your visit? Find hours, directions, parking info, maps, mobile apps, family info and museum policies here.
Open Monday to Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Hours and Directions

The Heard Museum is normally open everyday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HOLIDAYS WE ARE CLOSED: Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
SHORT HOURS: Christmas Eve close at 3p, New Years Eve close at 3p.

The Heard Museum is located on Central Avenue four blocks north of McDowell Road at Encanto Boulevard.

2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

From I-10 Heading West


  1. Exit 7th Street, and turn RIGHT (north).
  2. Turn LEFT (west) at the first major intersection, McDowell Road. (You’ll need to move across 7th Street quickly to reach the left turn lanes onto McDowell.)
  3. Turn RIGHT (north) on Central Avenue.
  4. Turn RIGHT (east) into the Heard Museum.

From I-10 Heading East


  1. Exit 7th Street, and turn LEFT (north).
  2. Turn LEFT (west) at the first major intersection, McDowell Road. (You’ll need to move across 7th Street quickly to reach the left turn lanes onto McDowell.)
  3. Turn RIGHT (north) on Central Avenue.
  4. Turn RIGHT (east) into the Heard Museum.

Museum Parking


Free, on-site parking is available for all visitors. To accommodate school and tour groups, we also have parking for busses and RVs available at no additional charge.

Light Rail Access


The Heard Museum is easily accessible via Valley Metro Light Rail. Step right off the light rail and into the museum entrance from the Encanto/Central stop.

Drop-off


Arriving by ride share? Have your ride drop-off/pick-up at our designated ride share stop in the curved area behind the museum near the Courtyard Cafe.

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Maps and Mobile Apps

Which of our galleries or outdoor spaces will you explore first? Download our museum map or access it on your mobile device when you download the Heard Museum app.

Explore the Heard on Your Mobile Device
With the Heard Museum mobile app, you can purchase tickets, get info on upcoming events and access exclusive self-guided audio tours. Download it from the App Store, Google Play Store, or View in Browser.

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Fun for the Whole Family

The Heard welcomes — and appreciates — visitors of all ages! A visit to the museum is a great way for families to learn about American Indian history and culture.

During your visit, be sure to pop into the Heardlings Family Activity Room, located near the South Courtyard. This interactive, touch-friendly space is a cool and creative way to take a break with the kids and engage in arts and crafts projects. Use colorful pegs to make art together at the Artist Spot-Lite, watch storytelling videos at the Story Circle, add designs to a giant basket at the Illustration Station, and complete a writing activity about an afternoon in the desert at the Word Play station. #heardlings

To ensure your visit as a family is as comfortable as possible, we have family restrooms and a nursing room available on the first floor.

For the safety of our guests and art, baby-wearing is permitted inside the museum using front-worn slings or carriers only.

What People Are Saying

    “Beautiful exhibits that are both awe inspiring and intellectually engaging. Please go and support them and learn about this amazing and crucial history of Native Americans.”
    – Shahryar M.
    “I highly recommend this museum that showcases the Indigenous peoples culture, art and music. Fascinating. Don’t miss this experience!”
    – Jill G.
    “Beautiful native American art. Amazing look into history for the whole family.”
    – Lori T.

Know Before You Visit

For the safety of our guests and art, please note the following museum policies:

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Personal Items

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Food & Drink

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Photography

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Accessibility

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Weapons

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Children Under 12

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Smoking

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Service Animals

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Membership Has Its Benefits

Your membership to the Heard pays for itself in as little as two visits. Enjoy free museum admission, invitations to members-only events, discounts for events and the Museum Shop, and a host of additional perks that will elevate your cultural journey.