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Heard Museum reopens Tuesday: Here are the changes

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 14:14:41-04

PHOENIX — Nearly three months after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Heard Museum -- one of Phoenix's premier museums for Native American art -- reopened last week for a members-only preview. On Tuesday, June 9, the museum opened to the public.

As other businesses and attractions have done, the museum has implemented additional precautions amid the pandemic, including requiring employees and guests to wear masks, limiting the number
of people inside the museum at a time, and creating one-way pathways through the museum's galleries.

Here is what you need to know if you plan on visiting soon:

  • Masks or face coverings are required for both employees and guests (a free mask and gloves are available, if requested)
  • Attendance will be limited to 100 people per hour and a max capacity of 240 people
  • Indoor docent-led tours have been suspended
  • One-way direction signs have been installed throughout indoor galleries
  • Groups should follow social distancing and keep themselves separated from other parties
  • Some interactive and smaller galleries have been temporarily closed (the museum did not specify)
  • All programs, such as yoga and the museum's film series, have been suspended until further notice
  • Increased hourly sanitization for public areas and surfaces; added 20 hand sanitization stations throughout the museum

The museum is also encouraging people to purchase admission through its website, www.Heard.org. It is located on Central Avenue, north of McDowell Road, in Phoenix.

Heard Museum
2301 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004