Do you remember the joy of spending childhood summers outdoors? Register for Heard Summer Nature Camps and share those wonderful moments and memories with your child. The Heard’s mission is to inspire children to discover, enjoy, experience, and restore our priceless environment. Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors is not only fun for our children, but also plays an important role in many facets of child development.

2017 Summer Camp Information

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Early Bird Registration: Register by March 22 and receive a $25 Heard Nature Store gift certificate (limit one per family/household).

Do you remember the joy of spending childhood summers outdoors? Register for Heard Summer Nature Camps and share those wonderful moments and memories with your child.

The Heard’s mission is to inspire children to discover, enjoy, experience, and restore our priceless environment. Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more!

Studies have shown that spending time outdoors is not only fun for our children, but also plays an important role in many facets of child development.

Summer Nature Camps

9:30AM-2:30PM
Week-long Camps
$210 Heard Museum Members* | $235 non-members 
Ages: 5-12 Years (as of June 1)

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These weeklong Heard Summer Nature Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more!

  • Camp Bobcat
    Mammals ‘R Us – learn more about these furry critters; Night Shift – find out who comes out at night; Pondtopia – discover the wonder of ponds; Grossology – nature’s icky, oozy and smelly stuff; Sun, Moon & Stars – explore outerspace; Ecogames
    • June 12-16 
    • June 19-23 
  • Camp Woodpecker
    Topics: Beaks, Feathers & Wings – bird studies; Creepy Crawlers – learn all about ‘em; Wild About Wetlands – discover why we need them; Reptiles: Now & Then – learn about reptiles through the ages; Fossil Fundamentals – explore some of the museum’s collection; Ecogames
    • June 26-June 30 
    • July 10-14 

Keeper Camps

9:30AM-2:30PM
Week-long Camps
$260 Heard Museum Members* | $285 non-members
Ages: 10-15 Years (as of June 1)

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Keeper 1
  • June 5-9 
  • July 17-21

Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them.

Keeper 2

July 24-28 

Want more? Continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Prerequisite: must have attended Keeper Camp 1.

If you would like to be notified when Nature Art Camp details are finalized, please note this on your registration form or email skennedy@heardmuseum.org.

Summer Mini Camps

Ages: 5-12
Time: 9:30am – noon
Tuition: $20/non-member; $17/members (per mini camp)
*Mini Camps are not included in the Early Bird Offer.

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  • Tuesday (7/5): Reptiles: Now & Then
  • Wednesday (7/6): Creepy Crawlers
  • Thursday (7/7): Grossology
*Please note that the reciprocal admission agreement (click here for guidelines) that the Heard has with Perot Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Nature & Science and ASTC Passport Program participants does not apply to education programs or special events.