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Please note: guests will not be granted entry to museum and wildlife sanctuary less than an hour before closing time. Guests must leave Heard property by closing time unless prior arrangements have been made with Heard staff.

Regular Hours

  • Tuesday - 9AM - 5PM
  • Wednesday - 9AM - 5PM
  • Thursday - 9AM - 5PM
  • Friday - 9AM - 5PM
  • Saturday - 9AM - 5PM
    The Heard will open at 7:30 on the Second Saturday of the month.
  • Sunday 1PM-5PM
  • Monday - Closed (except on special occasions if noted in the "special notes" section below).

*Unless otherwise listed in the "special notes" section below, the museum closes at 5 p.m. and guests may not be granted entry after 4 p.m. On all days, guests will not be granted entry to museum and wildlife sanctuary less than an hour before posted closing time. Guests must leave Heard property by closing time unless prior arrangements have been made with Heard staff.

Special Notes

Summer Mondays - On June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 20, 27 the Heard will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry after 2:30 p.m. on these dates. 

Holiday Hours & Special Event Day Hours

  • Early Closing for Special Events (guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.)
    • Date Night at the Heard - May 30 - the museum will close to the public at 3 p.m.
    • Halloween at the Heard - October 17 - the museum will close to the public at 3 p.m.
  • Closed
    • Easter
    • Memorial Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas 
    • New Year's Day 
  • Museum open until 3PM (guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.)
    • Independence Day - July 4
    • Day-before-Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • New Year's Eve

Basic Heard Guidelines

For more information on Heard Attendance Tips and Visitor Guidelines, click here