Two pieces of art hanging on a green wall in a museum.

School Visits

Get out of your classroom and into the Heard! We offer FREE guided tours and self-guided visits for K-12 school groups of all sizes.

School visits at the Heard Museum are FREE, designed for K-12 students, and focus on helping students learn more about tribal nations and communities in the Southwest.

Group leads can choose between two different visit formats. All groups, whether on a guided tour or self-guided visit, are welcome to bring lunch to eat on campus and complete an activity as part of their visit.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are visits led and paced by our skilled Docents from the Heard Museum Guild. This option is great for groups looking for a more structured experience and who want the ability to ask questions during their visit.

Self-Guided Visits

Self-guided visits are led and paced by the teachers and chaperones. This option is great for groups who want to focus on a specific topic or exhibition.

Self-Directed Summers

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-Directed 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.

Ready to book? Fill out the form here:

School Visits FAQ

Prepare with our teacher resource packets

New Guided Tour Teacher Packet coming soon!


The school visits program is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:

  • Arizona Cardinals Charities logo.
  • Cox Communications logo.
  • Matson logo on a white background.
  • The logo for the Morton H Meyerson Family Foundation.
  • Lynn & Joe Pinto Family Foundation
  • Season for Sharing logo.
  • The Great Seal of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community logo.
  • Gila River Indian Community

Youth & Family Programming Sponsors

  • The A P S logo.
  • The Molly Blank Fund logo.
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation logo.