History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
$25 for a Family Summer Pass ($50 Value)
Summer pass includes the following:
- Access to the Scottsdale and Phoenix museum campuses for two adults and all kids and/or grandkids under 18
- Free guided tours
- 10% off at Courtyard Café, Coffee Cantina, and Gallery Café, and the Shops at the Heard North Scottsdale <p>
Step beneath the domed, packed-mud ceiling of a traditional Navajo family dwelling. Weave a Yavapai burden basket. Explore a secluded garden filled with bronze sculptures of women in prayer. By immersing visitors in Native American artifacts and artworks, the Heard Museum's exhibits strive to illuminate the cultural legacy of Arizona’s indigenous peoples. The collections emphasize first-person accounts of Native cultures, not only through artwork, but also in interviews with Native Americans, portraits by Navajo photographers, and monthly lectures. In addition to showcasing historical artifacts, the Heard Museum exhibits contemporary American Indian artwork. Like a ballerina trapped on a carousel, exhibits rotate often, and have included collections of Native American bolo ties, Hopi pottery, and 20th-century paintings depicting Native ceremony. Passing on cultural traditions to future generations, the staff educates children with tours, and brings Native American presentations and curricula to area schools.