The Heard Museum in Phoenix is one of the most renowned and rare museums in the whole of the U.S and attracts over 250,000 visitors every year. You can reach the museum by the Light rail which stops at the Encanto Central stop. instead of in Phoenix, you can find another Heard Museum in Scottsdale. There was once a third Heard Museum, Heard Museum West in Surprise, AZ. But it is closed now.
Established in 1929 the Heard Museum started as a small museum exhibiting the Native American culture, and grew into a huge center for learning and exhibition of native heritage and culture already in the current context. It has an extensive collection of artifacts and documents on various Native American art forms, including pottery, tin-work, carpentry, painting, sculpture, jewelry making and designing, to name a few.
You have to get an admission ticket before entering the museum. The general cost of tickets per adult is $15. There are discount coupons and tickets obtainable at the museum. For senior citizens above 65 years, it is $13.50 and for children from 6-12 years of age or students with ID, it is $7.50. However, by availing a discount coupon, you can save up a lot on your museum travel and enjoy your trip. Museum operating hours are from 9.30 am to 5 pm Monday by Saturday. Sunday it opens late at 11 am and closes at 5pm.
Becoming a member of the Museum is another way to save money. Members not only get free access, but also discounts on the cafeteria, bookstore, special events and other facilities located within the museum premises. Those traveling in large groups numbering a minimum of 15-20 people can also expect a meaningful discount on the museum ticket. There are also off-season discounts obtainable for tourists at the museum. You should also visit the museum’s website to check the latest news, discounts and other information.