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Our organization will be closed to the public this Monday, with entry exclusively reserved for ticket-holders of the sold-out “Total Eclipse of the Heard” event. No additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Regular Hours*

Tuesday – Saturday**

9am – 4pm



1pm – 4pm



Closed (See Exceptions)


*Unless otherwise listed in the “special notes” section below, the Heard closes our gates 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 the posted closing time. Guests must leave Heard property by closing time unless prior arrangements have been made with Heard staff.


**The Heard will open at 7:30 a.m. on the Second Saturday of the month.

Schedule Exceptions & Holiday Hours

We are typically closed on Mondays;  however, we will be open on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (guests will not be granted entry after 3 p.m.):

  • January 15, 2024 – due to forecasted inclement weather, we will no longer be open on January 15.
  • February 19, 2024
  • March 11, 2024


  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Day

Closed at 3 p.m. (Guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.)

  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year’s Eve

The Heard will offer Holidays Extended Hours through December 16, 2023. Learn More