• Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 25th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 2nd, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 9th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Second Saturday Bird Walk

    Mar 10th, 2018
    8:00am - 9:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Monthly Bird Walks at the Heard The Heard Museum and Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) offer guided bird walks on the Heard Sanctuary. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours (with optional extended time if some participants are interested). If you come a few minutes late the group may have already started their walk so it is important to be on time. Walks are included in regular admission. These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

    Click here to learn more about birding at the Heard

    This event is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

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  • Zip Line Day - SOLD OUT

    Mar 10th, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Zip Line Day for March 10 SOLD OUT

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

     

    Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or fewer persons) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Zip Line Days (as available). Prereservations are required for these programs. 

    The ropes course can be scheduled for custom programs for groups of ten or more persons. For all programs, please wear closed toed shoes, and appropriate clothing for the outdoors. More information is available in our FAQ section.

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  • Owl Prowl Night Hike - SOLD OUT

    Mar 10th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    This event is SOLD OUT.

    Bring your family to see a live owl presentation and then stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails. Pre-registration required. Click here for more information.

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

    Mar 12th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.

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  • Kids' Spring Break Mini-Camp

    Mar 13th, 2018
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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

    • Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade (Child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017)
    • Time: 9:30 A.M.—12 P.M.
    • Tuition per mini-camp: $17/member*; $20/non-member
    Tuesday, 3/13 – Reptiles Revealed

    Meet live reptile ambassadors, find out more out these fascinating creatures and learn how they are similar to us and different from us. Click here to preregister.

    Wednesday, 3/14 – Migration Magic

    Many animals, including some bird and butterfly species, travel long distances in the spring. We’ll learn about some of the local animals that migrate, how they are able to do it, and how we can help some of them along their way. Click here to preregister.

    Thursday, 3/15 – Space Explorer

    Explore the sun, planets and moons in our solar system! Using our new 4’ projection globe, the Magic Planet, we’ll take a unique look at what scientists have been discovering about these fascinating objects in space. Click here to preregister.

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  • Kids' Spring Break Mini-Camp

    Mar 14th, 2018
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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

    • Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade (Child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017)
    • Time: 9:30 A.M.—12 P.M.
    • Tuition per mini-camp: $17/member*; $20/non-member
    Tuesday, 3/13 – Reptiles Revealed

    Meet live reptile ambassadors, find out more out these fascinating creatures and learn how they are similar to us and different from us. Click here to preregister.

    Wednesday, 3/14 – Migration Magic

    Many animals, including some bird and butterfly species, travel long distances in the spring. We’ll learn about some of the local animals that migrate, how they are able to do it, and how we can help some of them along their way. Click here to preregister.

    Thursday, 3/15 – Space Explorer

    Explore the sun, planets and moons in our solar system! Using our new 4’ projection globe, the Magic Planet, we’ll take a unique look at what scientists have been discovering about these fascinating objects in space. Click here to preregister.

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  • Kids' Spring Break Mini-Camp

    Mar 15th, 2018
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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

    • Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade (Child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017)
    • Time: 9:30 A.M.—12 P.M.
    • Tuition per mini-camp: $17/member*; $20/non-member
    Tuesday, 3/13 – Reptiles Revealed

    Meet live reptile ambassadors, find out more out these fascinating creatures and learn how they are similar to us and different from us. Click here to preregister.

    Wednesday, 3/14 – Migration Magic

    Many animals, including some bird and butterfly species, travel long distances in the spring. We’ll learn about some of the local animals that migrate, how they are able to do it, and how we can help some of them along their way. Click here to preregister.

    Thursday, 3/15 – Space Explorer

    Explore the sun, planets and moons in our solar system! Using our new 4’ projection globe, the Magic Planet, we’ll take a unique look at what scientists have been discovering about these fascinating objects in space. Click here to preregister.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 16th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Third Saturday Nature Talks

    Mar 17th, 2018
    9:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Third Saturday Nature Talks are offered monthly. These programs are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. Click here to learn more about Third Saturday Nature Talks.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 23rd, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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