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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

From June 1 – August 5, 2024 our regular hours of operation will be as follows:


  • Monday-Friday 8am-4pm (entry will not be granted after 3pm)
  • Saturdays 7:30am-8pm (entry will not be granted after 7pm)
  • Sundays 1pm-5pm (entry will not be granted after 4pm)


See the “Holiday Hours” and “Other Exceptions” sections for more information about applicable exceptions to this schedule.


  • 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 close at 3 p.m. on the following dates. No entry will be granted after 2 p.m. on those dates. 

  • September 7
  • October 12
  • December 6
  • December 7