• Nature Photography Contest Submissions

    Start: Feb 4, 2017
    End: Feb 26, 2017
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Have you taken any great nature photos lately? Participate in the Heard Nature Photography Contest, hosted by the Heard Nature Photography Club. For the second year, participants will be able to submit their photos electronically. Contest categories will provide opportunities for multiple skill levels!

    Click here to learn more and participate

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  • Nature Story Time

    Feb 24th, 2017
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • 3 Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

    Feb 25th, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Pre-registration required.

    Minimum Age: 7 years* 

    Click here for registration and additional info.

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  • Zip Line Day

    Mar 1st, 2017
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23 foot tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487 ft. Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. 

    Click here to register

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  • 3 Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

    Mar 1st, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Pre-registration required.

    Minimum Age: 7 years* 

    Click here for registration and additional info.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Mar 6th, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.
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  • Spring Break Mini Camp for Kids: Scales & Scutes

    Mar 7th, 2017
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary. Preregistration required. Click here to preregister.

    Tuesday, March 7 - Scales & Scutes

    Are snakes really slimy? What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Find out when you meet some of our live animal ambassadors and preserved specimens of reptiles. After a nature walk, make an origami herp of your own.

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  • Spring Break Mini Camp for Kids: Catering for Caterpillars

    Mar 8th, 2017
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary. Preregistration required. Click here to preregister.

    Wednesday, March 8 - Catering for Caterpillars 

    Learn about plants that insects such as butterflies need in order to survive. Try hands-on gardening and take an insect host plant home with you.

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  • Spring Break Mini Camp for Kids: Keeper Camp Jr.

    Mar 9th, 2017
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary. Preregistration required. Click here to preregister.

    Thursday, March 9 - Keeper Camp Jr. 

    Get a behind the scenes peak at what it takes to care for our exhibit and education animals, help prepare food, and meet some of our animals.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 10th, 2017
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • 2nd Saturday Bird Walk

    Mar 11th, 2017
    8:00am - 9:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    If you've ever had an interest in birding but haven't known where to start, this is a great opportunity to learn some basics. This is also a great program for those who have been birding for a while and would like some pointers. Second Saturday Bird Walks are designed to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and ID techniques.

    No reservations are required, but you must arrive on time (8 a.m.). This walk is included in general admission and is free for Heard Museum members. Second Saturday Bird Walks are only offered September through May each year. For more information about birding at the Heard, click here

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  • Zip Line Day

    Mar 11th, 2017
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23 foot tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487 ft. Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. 

    Click here to register

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  • Owl Prowl Night Hike

    Mar 11th, 2017
    6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bring your family to see a live owl presentation and then stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails. Spots are limited and usually fill quickly. Preregistration required. 

    March 11, 2017; 6:30 p.m.

    Click here to preregister

    Cost: $19/non-member; $16/Heard Museum Members* (Age 3 years through adult)

    For additional info about Heard Night Hikes, click here.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 17th, 2017
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Your Buggy Back Yard

    Mar 18th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Come learn about the bugs you can find in your yard or at the park or in a field. Understand which ones are beneficial and how you can enhance your habitat to attract them. Are there really any bad bugs? Let us introduce you to some of the common insects and why they are important for all of us.

    This program is open to the public and is free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Click here to learn more.

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  • Scouting Workshop: Bear Cub - Super Science

    Mar 18th, 2017
    10:00am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Dates offered: September through May, as scheduled. Preregistration required.

    Registration form

    Fee: $15 per scout, $12 per adult.  For every 10 paid scouts, get one (1) adult free. This price includes museum admission for the day. Each scout must have a responsible adult in attendance at the workshop; one adult may bring up to 10 scouts.

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  • 3 Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

    Mar 18th, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Pre-registration required.

    Minimum Age: 7 years* 

    Click here for registration and additional info.

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  • Scouting Workshop: Fur, Feathers and Ferns

    Mar 18th, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Dates offered: September through May, as scheduled. Preregistration required.

    Registration form

    Fee: $15 per scout, $12 per adult.  For every 10 paid scouts, get one (1) adult free. This price includes museum admission for the day. Each scout must have a responsible adult in attendance at the workshop; one adult may bring up to 10 scouts.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 24th, 2017
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Scouting Workshop: Junior Girl Scouts: Detective

    Mar 25th, 2017
    10:00am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Dates offered: September through May, as scheduled. Preregistration required.

    Registration form

    Fee: $15 per scout, $12 per adult.  For every 10 paid scouts, get one (1) adult free. This price includes museum admission for the day. Each scout must have a responsible adult in attendance at the workshop; one adult may bring up to 10 scouts.

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  • Scouting Workshop: Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats

    Mar 25th, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Dates offered: September through May, as scheduled. Preregistration required.

    Registration form

    Fee: $15 per scout, $12 per adult.  For every 10 paid scouts, get one (1) adult free. This price includes museum admission for the day. Each scout must have a responsible adult in attendance at the workshop; one adult may bring up to 10 scouts.

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