Heard Museum

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Facility:Heard Museum
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A D D R E S S
Address 1:2301 North Central Avenue
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City:Phoenix
State/Province:AZ
Zip Code:85004-1323
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Telephone:(602) 252-8848
Website:http://www.heard.org/
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Dawn, Co-op Member
The field trips you can set up here are really cheap but your children might be frustrated because they are given a tour/a talk in the children's gallery and no time to do any of the hands on activities. I think it would be worth it to pay full price or go with coupons or promotions (like museum month or the passes from the libraries) so your child could do the activities and see any/all of the galleries instead of being herded out after a storytime & tour of one area. If you plan a field trip, you do get to do a craft, that's the "bonus". The quality of the exhibits is first rate. There is a lot of statuary to see on the grounds and a neat winding path that all ages enjoy walking or running on.
A Stevens, Co-op Member
We did not go on a group field trip but went as a family field trip. We love this museum. Both of my kids really enjoyed the hands on activities and learned so much about Native American culture and history. The museum is spread out and there are some galleries upstairs in another building that are also very interesting. Heard is a wonderful museum and we would definitely go back again and recommend it as a great educational field trip.
Katrina, Co-op Member
Rated one of the best Native American museums in the country, Heard is a really nice place to take a home school child of any age. You can take a tour or walk through on your own. Each artifact and room has a description and story so you're not missing too much without the tour. The best part of the museum is walking through a picture and exhibit-enhanced story - you see what happened to the children that were taken from their tribes and made to acclimate into boarding schools (including cutting their hair and forcing them to wear approved outfits). There are exhibits of the classrooms the children attended and displayed clothes and artifacts common of the times. Overall the museum did a marvelous job of capturing the culture and history.
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