2016 Summer Camp Information

Registration is now open to the public. 

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
$210 Heard Museum Members* | $235 non-members
Ages: 5-12 Years (as of June 1)

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!

  • Camp Roadrunner
    Topics: Birds of a Feather – discover what makes birds unique and which ones live nearby; Trail Signs – Find out who’s been where by the signs they leave behind; Wetland Feast – explore our wetlands and discover who lives in and around them; Reptiles Rock – Get to know more about these fascinating scaly critters; Earth Forces – all about earthquakes, volcanoes and tornados; Eco-games
  • Camp Armadillo
    Topics: Furred & Fabulous – Learn about the wide, wide world of mammals; Pond Pondering – What happens at a pond; Night Life – Discover what animals are out and about during the night; Insect Mania – Who has six legs and no bones; GeoWhiz – Find out which fossils are found in our area and discover some of the everyday things rocks are used to make; Eco-games

Nature Art Camp

9AM-Noon
$160 Heard Museum Members* | $185 non-members
Ages: 6-12 Years (as of June 1)

Youth artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included. 

Keeper Camps

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

Keeper 1

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 25-29 Click here to register

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 or a previous Animal Adventure Camp.

Kids' Summer Mini-Camps

*Mini-Camps not included in Early Bird Offer

Click here to register for a Kids' Summer Mini-Camp

Ages: 5-12
Time: 9:30am – noon
Tuition: $20/non-member; $17/members 

  • Tuesday (7/5): Reptiles Rock
    Get to know more about these fascinating scaly critters.  
  • Wednesday (7/6): GeoWhiz
    Find out which fossils are found in our area and discover some of the everyday things rocks are used to make 
  • Thursday (7/7): Insect Mania
    Who has six legs and no bones? Join us and find out.
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*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.