If you have ever been on a hike and the sun set before you finished, you know that experiencing a trail at night can be a completely different experience from hiking during the day. Landmarks change, as can your sense of direction. Even if you’ve hiked a trail several times, it can feel completely unfamiliar. Preregistration is required for all night hikes.

Seasonal Night Hikes

Winter Night Hike: January 28, 2017; 6 p.m. Click here to preregister

Cost: $14 non-members / $12 Heard Museum Members* (Age 3 years through adult)

Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the Heard.

Owl Prowl Night Hike

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

Watch our site for our 2017 date.

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

Night Hike Attendance Tips


All night hikes depart from the main building.

Closed toed shoes, long pants, and bug spray are recommended.

You may bring a flashlight; however, it must have a red lens (or red film covering the lense) on it to protect your night vision (and the night vision of guests around you) while looking for nocturnal animals! Head lamps are not permitted.

Participants will be outdoors for at least an hour.

Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Hikes are at least an hour long and include varied terrain and may not be suitable for children under 5 years. Admission for toddlers and infants 2 years and under is free, but they must be in a carrier or backpack. Strollers are prohibited.

Please note that Night Hikes book up quickly. Please register as soon as possible to guarantee availability.  If you are unable to complete the registration process online, tickets may be purchased at the admissions desk of the museum prior to the event, while supplies last.  For additional information email skennedy@heardmuseum.org or call 972.562.5566 x241.

Sponsored in part by

 

 

Header image by Kathy Carter
*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.