the concrete of the city and hike over 6.5 miles of self-guided
or interpreted nature trails that wind though the diverse habitats
of our 289-acre wildlife sanctuary, including tall grass prairie,
bottomland hardwood and limestone escarpment. Take advantage of
the opportunity to encounter many species of birds, insects and
animals. No Pets Allowed on Sanctuary.
While our indoor exhibits are wheelchair and stroller accessible, the Heard nature trails are not currently wheelchair nor walker accessible. The trails are not paved and are only accessible to running strollers (not umbrella strollers). The Heard is currently working on plans to make some of our trails accessible to our guests in wheelchairs and regular strollers. Call 972.562.5566 for details.
For more information about copperheads, fire ants, and poison ivy, please visit this page.
Trails are open only when the museum is open. Please check-in at
the front desk by 4 P.M.
Guided trails are available by reservation only
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. For information regarding how to to reserve a trail guide, please visit this page. Minimum group size of 15
persons required to schedule. Fees may apply.