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Guests may 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


9AM - 5PM*
The Heard will open at 7:30 on the Second Saturday of the month.



*The museum closes at 5 p.m. and guests may not be granted entry after 4 p.m. Other exceptions may apply--see "special notes" section for more details.


Closed (except on special occasions if noted in the "special notes" section below).

Holiday Hours


Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

Open until 3PM*

Day-before-Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve.

Guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.

Special Notes

The Heard will be open on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates. (Guests may not be admitted after 4 p.m.)

  • 5/29

The museum will close early at 3 p.m. to the public on May 20 to prepare for Date Night at the Heard. (Visitors will not be granted entry after 2 p.m.). The museum will not reopen until the special event begins at 6 p.m. (special event tickets required).

Basic Heard Guidelines

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