Animal Ambassadors at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary are an important part of the museum and help us teach both children and adults about wildlife and the pertinent role the have in nature worldwide! Our hope is that these animal ambassadors will inspire our visitors to care deeply enough about the natural world to take steps to restore and preserve ecosystems in North Texas and around the world.

Every Animal Ambassador has very specific needs. You can help meet these needs by sponsoring them. As a sponsor of an Animal Ambassador, your gift will be directed to The Heard’s animal care and enrichment program to promote the well-being of Heard animals. Your support can be expressed with a simple donation ranging from $25 to $1,000. Individuals, families, or organizations are welcome to participate. Animal sponsorships also make a great gift for friends or family! The satisfaction you receive for supporting our Animal Ambassadors is among the many benefits you will receive from this program.

Click here to sponsor an animal or to see the list of animals to sponsor

Basic Benefits

  • Sponsorship e-Certificate
  • Special e-Photograph of Sponsored Ambassador

All sponsor benefits are emailed to you and your gift recipient to decrease our carbon paw-print and costs. This means a higher percentage of your contribution goes directly to animal care.

Animal Ambassador Sponsorship Levels

Supporter - $25

Basic Benefits

Associate - $75

  • Basic Benefits
  • $10 Heard Nature Store Gift Certificate

Partner - $150

  • Basic Benefits
  • $20 Heard Nature Store Gift Certificate
  • 2 Complimentary Adult Admission Tickets

Contributor - $300

  • Basic Benefits
  • $50 Heard Nature Store Gift Certificate
  • 6 Complimentary Adult Admission Tickets

Patron - $500

  • Basic Benefits
  • $75 Heard Nature Store Gift Certificate
  • Free 1 Year Family Membership

Friend of Miss Bessie - $1000

  • Basic Benefits
  • $100 Heard Nature Store Gift Certificate
  • Free Road Runner Museum Membership for 1 Year (benefits)
  • Private Half-hour Talk with Natural Sciences Curator
  • 4 Free tickets to a specified seasonal event

Remember, as with all living things, the life of Heard Animal Ambassadors is subject to change. If it is taken to another facility, your sponsorship will be transferred to support other Heard animals. Additionally, some animals may be concurrently sponsored due to popularity. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3organization.