Heard Museum

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Visit Us Explore Art Events Shop the Heard About the Heards Library Get Involved Education

Shop the Heard
Buy Tickets
Sign up for E-News
Help the Heard
Heard North Scottsdale
Our videos
Download Brochures
Museum Hours
Festivals & events
Lectures, Speakers, Movies
At heard north Scottsdale

Heard Museum Festivals and Events


Special Events at the Heard 2014





Saturday, May 3, 2014

9 a.m. to noon (room opens at 8:30 a.m.)

Monte Vista Room

A free class for artists presented by the Heard Museum Guild with funding provided by the Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED)

The course will focus on the process of budgeting for financial success in the business of art. Presenter: John D. Ulibarri, president of JUD Development Services. John is a business owner, has more than 27 years of experience working with private and public companies and has provided his services to tribal communities since 2007.

The course is free, but registration is required: Reserve your spot no later than April 25 by contacting Gary Nielsen, garybob@charter.net.


Special discounted admission on International Museum Day

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Here's the deal: Non-members receive 2-for-1 admission to the Heard in groups of two or four persons only. Members are admitted free, as usual.

The Heard joins museums around the world in this 38th annual celebration,sponsored by the International Council of Museums since 1977. This year's theme: Museum collections make connections.

Above: "Unconquered," bronze, Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache)(1914-1994), at American Indian Veterans National Memorial at Heard Museum, Phoenix. From the private collection of Tia. Photo by Craig Smith/Heard Museum



This event is generously supported by grants from the Arizona Department of Veterans Services and the Arizona Lottery.





Memorial Day Dinner Honoring

American Indian Vietnam Warriors

Saturday, May 24, 2014

6 p.m.

Steele Auditorium

Join the Heard and its co-host, the Arizona Military Museum, in honoring American Indian Vietnam Warriors as part of a national commemoration of the conflict in Southeast Asia.

The evening features a Grand Entry, honor songs by the Thunder Springs drum group, the national anthem sung n the Navajo language by Shaylin Shabi (Navajo), 2012-13 Miss Native American USA, and other patriotic music.

Guest speaker is Col. Joey Strickland, USA (Ret.), former director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services

Additional remarks by:

  • Heard Museum Director/CEO James Pepper Henry (Kaw/Muscogee Creek)
  • Col. Joe Abodeely USA (Ret.) (Choctaw), director of the Arizona Military Museum

RSVP REQUIRED: $20 per person. Attendance limited to 250 persons. Send check payable to Arizona Military Museum

(it must be received by May 15) to:

Arizona Military Museum

9014 N. Wealth Road

Maricopa, AZ 85139

Information: 520-868-6777.



Blue Star Museums Initiative gives active military families

free admission this summer

Monday, May 26 through

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

The Heard Museum is proud to be part of the Blue Star Museum Initiative! The program offers free admission to the Heard for all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 26, through Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2014.

The program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active-duty military members (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members, and up to five immediate family members. (A $5 gate fee will be charged for admission to the "BUILD: Toy Brick Art at the Heard" exhibit.)


   Courtesy Hot Glue Image. All rights reserved.

June is Teacher Appreciation Month at the Heard Museum!

June 1 – 30, 2014

The Heard Museum is thanking K-12 teachers from Arizona schools with a special offer in June. During Teacher Appreciation Month, the Heard will give teachers with valid school ID a 50 percent discount off the adult admission price of $18. (A gate fee of $5 per person will be charged for admission to the exhibit, "BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard.")

This offer is good for the teacher and one guest. The Heard hosts free tours for schools, so this is a great way for teachers to learn more about how a visit to the Heard can benefit their students.

The museum’s educational programming meets Arizona State Standards for American Indian culture and history instruction, and the museum is also a great place for kids of all ages to learn more about the rich artistic expressions of Native peoples.




Summer Sundays are presented with a generous contribution by



Summer Sundays return to the Heard with FREE* admission

July 6, 13, 20, 27

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each Sunday in July the Heard offers free admission* to visitors, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Enjoy our frosty air conditioning -- which we use to help maintain our exhibitis -- and a day of Native culture, history and art. (*A gate fee of $5 per person will be charged for admission to the exhibit, "BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard.")



Every Day at the Heard



Every Day* - Public Guided Tours- Free With Museum Admission**

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.


Noon - HOME: Native People in the Southwest exhibition 


2 p.m. - Highlights of the Heard Museum's 11 exhibition galleries


3 p.m. - HOME: Native People in the Southwest exhibition 


Also, check the board at the Information Desk for even more tours, also included with museum admission.

* PLEASE NOTE: Our public tour schedule is subject to change on major holidays. Please check prior to visit.


** DISCLAIMER: Prices for general admission and/or events are subject to change.



Click here to purchase tickets for upcoming events.

Search Our Calendar

Heard Museum Videos Contact the Heard Museum Heard Museum Site Map Heard Museum Press Room Heard Museum Wesite Policies