Heard Museum, Phoenix
About Heard Museum, Phoenix
Heard Museum, Phoenix - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, United States
Ticket Price: 18 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
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This is not a history museum but a museum that showcases and promotes the beauty and importance of living native art and culture. The main emphasis is on American Indian Artifacts and cultural aspects.
This museum was opened in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard who made this beautiful place to house their personal collection that has over the years been modified. The museum has been designated as “The Phoenix Point of Pride”.
Apart from just the arts and sculptures showcased in the museum, the organization also hosts a number of cultural competitions and events throughout the year. In these people from all over the country come and participate as this is one huge platform for budding artists as well as a platform for cultural promotion.
Heard Museum Information
- Photography is not allowed in the museum.
- Donations are welcomed here.
- There is also a museum gift shop from where you can collect souvenirs.
Heard Museum Ticket Prices
- $13.50 (seniors 65+)
- $7.50 (students with ID and children 6-12 years)
- Free (children 5 and below, American Indians, Heard Museum Members and on 1st Fridays except March.
- The rates are subject to change. Take a look on the current status in the official website
How To reach Heard Museum by Public Transport
- Bus number 0 till Central Avenue and Encanto Blvd.
Restaurants Near Heard Museum
- Cafe at the Heard Museum.
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Largest southwest collection in the U.S. It is a good educational museum that can please everyone. It can easily take 3 hours to casually walk through the museum. You probably can spend much more time because there are so many interesting things to see. The downside is that there is not enough explanation for certain pieces. I think it should be better displayed - put one tribal stuff into one display - not mixing all tribal stuff together. It gets confusing and you do not know what tribal costume or dolls you are looking at. There should be more definition or explanations about the individual tribes so we can see and compare the differences in their art and designs.
This is a gem. I love the architecture, the quiet. Excellent bookstore, also museum store these always pricey in museums. Wonderful exhibits so well done.
One of my favorite museums in the country. Incredibly knowledgeable exhibits of Indian culture and heritage. Great staff and docents. Hands down one of the highest quality museum shops anywhere.
We had a teen Navajo guide. It was very enlightening and thoroughly educational! One of the best museum experiences I've ever had. Excellent!
If you know absolutely nothing of the first American people, this place will help a little. On the other hand, if you know any Aboriginal people: the hash of different cultures is an insult to your intelligence and Native Americans on many levels. Some artists have made a little money from selling bits and pieces here. Most of the art and performances based in US government approved programs administered during the mandatory cultural dissolution exercise sanctioned by the appropriate bureaucratic agency and administered by church based groups over the last century. Go visit and enjoy. But be aware of the circumstances involved. A great deal of effort has gone into the Heard museum.
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