Heard Museum

Phoenix, AZ

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Where are we going?

Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA How do we get there? Number: (602) 252-8840
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About this activity

The Heard Museum is a culturally important and a must-see Arizona landmark, offering a place of learning and discovery.

In fact, the Heard Museum is said to be the world’s preeminent museum for the advancement of American Indian art, with an emphasis on artistic and cultural themes. The museum tells the stories of the American Indian peoples, and also features exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art by American Indian artists.

Since its founding in 1929, the Heard Museum has become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, along with its world-class exhibitions, and educational programming perfect for the family.

What's also special about the Heard Museum is that it sets the standard for collaborating with American Indian artists and tribal communities, providing visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art of Native people, especially those from the Southwest making for an invaluable learning experience for children.

The Heard Museum offers the best in traditional and contemporary American Indian art through exhibitions of cultural objects and fine art from jewelry and fashion.

Year after year, the Heard continues to exhibit the finest works from the permanent collection whilst presenting fascinating traveling exhibits of the best in emerging contemporary art from the museum's permanent collection and beyond.

Are you ready for that invaluable art experience in Phoenix?

Activity location


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

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How much does it cost?






$9 (Ages 6 to 17)



Student and Senior discounts, free for American Indian


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5 years


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Heard Museum FAQ’s

The Courtyard Cafe is the place to stop when you want to fill those tummies with fine Southwest-inspired dining with salads, sandwiches and entrees, many of which feature American Indian and locally sourced all-natural ingredients. The Coffee Cantina is also available for your dining needs featuring specialty coffees, and sweet treats.

They offer public guided tours!

Stop by the Museum Shop so you can pick up some American Indian Art inspired gifts!

The museum is an amazing way to teach students about art and history, and they offer school tours!

There are plenty of healthy salad options at the cafe!

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