Heard Museum Hours & Admission | Heard Museum
Entrance to the Heard Museum, featuring the sculpture “Earth Song” by Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache).

Heard Museum Hours & Admission

Your visit to the Heard Museum includes 12 exhibition galleries, free guided tours, outdoor sculpture gardens, a renowned café, a contemporary art gallery and trading-post style shopping, plus much more.

Museum Admission

Prices for admission and events are subject to change. These prices do not reflect special event ticket prices, such as for the Hoop Dance Championship or the Indian Fair.

Pay in Advance →Walk Up
Heard Museum MembersFREE (Join today!)FREE (Join today!)
Seniors (65+)$20$22
(college with I.D.)
6-17 years
Children 5 years and youngerFREEFREE
American Indians
(with tribal I.D.)
First Fridays
Free general admission each first Friday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. except March (specially ticketed exhibitions/events are extra)

Museum Galleries Hours

Monday to Saturday9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First Friday of each Month (except March)6 p.m to 10 p.m.

Museum Holiday Hours

The museum, Museums shops and cafés are open 361 days a year.
Every day except special hours:

New Year's Eve9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Easter SundayClosed
Independence DayClosed
Thanksgiving DayClosed
Christmas Eve9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Christmas DayClosed

Public Guided Tours

Guided tours are included with admission and are offered daily. Hear from experienced docents as they share about the artists, cultures and artwork featured in the museum’s galleries. Free public guided tours are offered daily at noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours include the signature exhibit HOME: Native Peoples in the Southwest at noon and 3 p.m., and a Highlights of the Heard tour at 2 p.m.

Please note that our public tour schedule is subject to change on major holidays. Please check prior to your visit.

Private Group Tours →

Bring your group for a personal guided tour or special experience. Tour and lunch packages are available. Custom tours can be arranged.

School Group Tours →

School tours are available for grades K-12 in several museum galleries.


2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

On Central Avenue, four blocks north of McDowell Road (Cross street: Encanto Blvd.)
1/2 mile north of the Phoenix Art Museum

Easy Light Rail Access

Park and ride to the museum’s front door! The Heard Museum Encanto/Central stop on the Valley Metro Light Rail line lets you off right at the museum’s entrance on Central Avenue. There are many places to park and ride.Valley Metro

Download the Phoenix Metro Light Rail Map to plan your trip.


Ample free parking is available on the museum grounds. For weekend festivals, look for signs along Central Avenue for extra parking.


PLEASE NOTE: On occasion, Third Street is closed for parades and other special events.

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 Road.
  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 Road.
  3. Turn RIGHT (north) on Central Avenue.
  4. Turn RIGHT (east) into the Heard Museum.

Other things to know:

The museum is wheelchair accessible and reserves some wheelchairs for visitor use during non-festival days. Please visit our Accessibility Services page for more information.

Photography Policies:

  • Photography for personal use only is permitted unless otherwise noted.
  • No flash, video light or tripods are allowed in the galleries.
  • Copyright for many works of art in the museum rests with the artists. The Heard Museum does not assume liability for violation of copyright law by a photographer (Title 17, United States Code).
  • During the Hoop Dance Contest, Indian Fair or other performance venues, photography for personal use only is permitted during the performances unless announced otherwise. Please ask competitors or their families for permission to take photos outside the arena.
  • Photography of any kind may not be used for publication without written permission from the museum and/or artists.
  • Commercial photography is prohibited unless prior arrangements (including compensation) have been made with the museum.
  • Credentialed members of the media may contact a member of the marketing staff for more information concerning photography of public events or museum galleries.