Thank you for your interest in membership at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas!

Basic Benefits for all membership levels

  • Unlimited free admission to trails and permanent exhibits for 1 year from the date of purchase with personalized membership card
  • 10% discount on all Heard Nature Store purchases of $1 or more
  • Discounts on preschool and homeschool classes, summer camps, birthday parties, facility rentals and travel opportunities
  • $5 off gift membership
  • Express entry into museum during crowded special events
  • Provide your email to sign up for our bi-monthly e-newsletter to keep you updated on Heard activities and events
  • Option to purchase discounted admission passes for your guests
  • Invitations to member only events and previews
  • Reciprocal admission through the Travel Passport Program to more than 300 ASTC participating member museums and science centers worldwide.*
ASTC Travel Passport Information

Heard Membership, at all levels, includes reciprocal free general admission to over 300 science centers and museums worldwide through the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

Please note: this program excludes residents within a 90 mile radius of the Heard.

As an added benefit, if you purchase any membership valued at $150 or above you are entitled to visit the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and Fort Worth Museum of Science & History through a separate local agreement. Through this agreement, participants receive free reciprocal general admission.

This agreement does not apply to education programs, special engagements, IMAX tickets or any other store/museum discounts.

If you are a member of another ASTC passport museum or science center and wish to visit the Heard, please note that we do abide by the residency policy and check photo ID.  Our current ASTC admission policy allows 6 visitors for free and you will receive $1.00 off any other admissions.

If you wish to purchase a membership at the Heard, please see the following documents for information on the ASTC Travel passport guidelines, a current passport member list or frequently asked questions.

Association of Science-Technology Centers Participating Science Centers & Museums
Frequently Asked Questions
Guide to Understanding your ASTC Passport Benefits

Individual Memberships

Senior/Student/Active Military/Educator

$40 JOIN, Renew or Give as Gift

Offers basic membership benefits for one person that meets one of the following criteria:

  • Senior 60 and over
  • Student 18 and over
  • Active military 18 and over with current ID
  • Educator 18 and over with valid ID
Individual

$60 JOIN, Renew or Give as Gift

Offers basic membership benefits for one person 18 and over

Family Memberships

The following levels are valid for two adults and all children (age 18 and under) in the same household or grandchildren (age 18 and under).

Road Runner

$150 JOIN, Renew or Give as Gift

  • Offers basic membership benefits 
  • Reciprocal general admission (only) to Perot Museum of Nature & Science and Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
  • 5 free single day guest passes each year (great for caregivers)
  • Recognition on our website for one year
  • Reciprocal admission through the Travel Passport Program to more than 200 ASTC participating member museums and science centers worldwide.*
Bobcat 

$500 JOIN, Renew or Give as Gift

  • Offers basic membership benefits
  • Reciprocal general admission (only) to Perot Museum of Nature & Science and Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
  • 15 free single day guest passes each year
  • Recognition on our website for one year
  • Reciprocal admission through the Travel Passport Program to more than 200 ASTC participating member museums and science centers worldwide.*
Red-Tailed Hawk 

$1,500 JOIN, Renew or Give as Gift
($300 at joining and $300 annually for 4 years)
Heard Preservation Society

  • 5 year membership
  • Offers basic membership benefits
  • Reciprocal general admission (only) to Perot Museum of Nature & Science and Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
  • Unique Heard appreciation gift upon joining
  • 5 free single day guest passes per year for 5 years
  • Recognition on the donor wall at the Heard Museum
  • Recognition on our website for one year
  • Reciprocal admission through the Travel Passport Program to more than 200 ASTC participating member museums and science centers worldwide.*
Golden Eagle

$2,500 JOIN, Renew or Give as Gift

  • Lifetime membership
  • Basic membership benefits
  • Reciprocal general admission (only) to Perot Museum of Nature & Science and Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
  • Unique Heard appreciation gift upon joining
  • Recognition on the donor wall at the Heard Museum
  • Recognition on website
  • 20 free single day guest passes
  • $1,500 option to buy a one-time generational membership transfer
  • Reciprocal admission through the Travel Passport Program to more than 200 ASTC participating member museums and science centers worldwide.*

Note: Membership applications are also available at the front desk.

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HEARD MEMBERSHIP: A NATURALLY GREAT GIFT
Purchase a gift membership. 

Not sure what to get for a loved one?  Consider a membership to the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary!

For just $60 you can give a full year of fun at the Heard to a favorite aunt or cousin, or give your favorite family a membership for only $80.  Membership has many perks including free admission for one year, discounts on special events, reciprocal admission to over 200 other centers around the world through the ASTC Travel passport program* and much more.  A $150 Road Runner membership is available and also allows the member to visit the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and Fort Worth Museum of Science & History with reciprocal general admission.

Gift memberships include a certificate indicating to the recipient the identity of the gift giver.  This packet can be sent directly to the recipient or to you so that you can personalize it the way you want. Please note that gift memberships purchased between December 20, 2012 and January 1, 2013 will be fulfilled by e-mail to ensure timely delivery.

*Visit www.astc.org/passport.

Please note that museums within 90 miles of the Heard are excluded from the program and reciprocal admission only extends to general admission unless otherwise stated. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Membership prices are subject to change; the Heard Museum reserves the right to modify its member benefits. Due to rising costs, we will assess a $3.00 charge for the replacement of lost cards.