Specially for Children

Activities Conducted by Museum

Children’s Educational Activities

The Heard Museum’s Education Department is offering educational activities for the weekend for children (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Activities include:

  • Using fabric markers, design your own canvas bag detailed with an American Indian basket design.
  • Make a superhero mask for you , in celebration of the upcoming exhibit Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure! opening May 16, 2015.

The Museum Education staff has a host of educational activities planned for the weekend for children accompanied by a parent. The doors to the Encanto room in Dorrance will be open from 10:00 until 3:00. Dorrance is the building on your left as you are looking at the entrance to Steele Auditorium.


Hoop Dance 101 with Tony Duncan

Immerse yourself in the teachings of the Hoop Dance with 5-Time World Champion Hoop Dancer, Tony Duncan. “The symbol of the hoop represents all of life. From the east as the sunrises, all of life begins. The sun climbs to the highest part of father sky. Then, to the West, the sun sets and grandmother moon watches over all of mother earth. But once more the sun rises to the East, beginning the cycle and hoop of life once more. The Hoop Dance celebrates the beauty that we call, Life. The animals, the insects, the earth, the wind, the rain, our families, and the mountains are all shown through the hoops. All of life is sacred and the Hoop Dance celebrates and honors the many wonders of life.”-Tony Duncan

Mr. Duncan will conduct the sessions on Saturday at 2:30 and 3:30 and on Sunday at 2:30 after his 1:00 performance in the Amphitheater. Come and join in or take a break from the sun and watch the fun while you learn about Hoop Dancing. He will also be performing with Darrin Yazzie on Pavilion Stage (flute and guitar) at 11:30.