The Heard Museum is dedicated to American Indian arts and cultures.
Explore the museum’s rich history as one of the Phoenix area’s first cultural attractions, and see how the museum has grown to be one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures. Learn how the Heard Museum was founded in 1929 by pioneer Phoenix settlers Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard and how the museum has grown. Comprehensive collections, intriguing exhibitions, distinctive festivals and interactive learning opportunities combine to make today's Heard Museum an outstanding destination.
I was hesitant to go here because I haven't seen any kid friendly reviews, and the price was high. But my mother was visiting from out of town and she is into native American stuff so I thought it would be fun to stop by. I got a culture pass from the library which gets two free admissions and children under five are free so we only had to pay one student admission for my sister. There are a lot of displays to look at and read which isn't too friendly for my boys ages three and one. There are two galleries with a lot with interactive exhibits, like crafts and puzzles. And although my three-year-old liked coloring he didn't really understand how to do the craft part. And he definitely doesn't understand what it had to do with the Native American culture. One gallery did have a fake canoe for the kids to climb in and they enjoyed that. I think my older two ages five and eight would have been able to enjoy it more because they would have understood the crafts. But if you are looking for a fun place for little kids to play I would suggest somewhere else. There is a reason why kids under five are free.