Outreach Programs

Bringing Nature to You

Let us bring the Heard to your classroom, organization, or group meeting. Select from our list of programs or let us design a program just for you! All programs for school groups can be TEKS aligned. Classroom and Information Table programs are hands-on and designed to allow students to experience learning in an interactive way using museum resources. 

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Presentations

Our presentations are perfect for large groups or auditorium settings, libraries, community center gatherings, and more! Presentations may include live animals and/or items from the museum’s collections and are ideal for strengthening themes taught in class or for celebrating nature at your next event. ex. live animals, Magic Planet globe, topical power point presentation. Click here to see topic and component options.

Click here to Request a Program or Additional Information for Your Organization

Presentation Pricing

  • Additional fees for materials may apply depending on program choice
  • Travel:
    • Up to 25 miles from museum: free
    • 26-50 miles: add $50
  • After Hours (After 4:00pm or Weekends): add $50.00

Classroom Programs

Expand your learning experience! Heard naturalists can reinforce curriculum concepts right in your classroom. Hands-on and engaging activities are the center of these programs offered to groups of 30 or less. Click here to see topic and component options.

Click here to Request a Program or Additional Information for Your Organization

Classroom Program Pricing

  • Additional fees for materials may apply depending on program choice
  • Travel:
    • Up to 25 miles from museum: free
    • 26-50 miles: add $50
  • After Hours (After 4:00pm or Weekends): add $50.00

* Fee for each of first two programs, may be the same or different programs
** Want the same Classroom program or Information Table done consecutive times? Get a discount on the 3rd and any additional programs. Discount may not apply to bookings with large time gaps in between program times. If you have questions concerning break times between programs please contact us.

Information Table

Let us provide a variety of nature based items for your group to touch and examine – all interpreted by one of our naturalists. Informational booths can cover any natural science topic of your choosing and can even include a visit from one of our ambassador animals or a customized activity! ex. display with touch items, live animals, Magic Planet globe, etc. Click here to see topic and component options.

Click here to Request a Program or Additional Information for Your Organization
Table Program Pricing

  • Additional fees for materials may apply depending on program choice
  • Travel:
    • Up to 25 miles from museum: free
    • 26-50 miles: add $50
  • After Hours (After 4:00pm or Weekends): add $50.00

** Want the same Classroom program or Information Table done consecutive times? Get a discount on the 3rd and any additional programs. Discount may not apply to bookings with large time gaps in between program times. If you have questions concerning break times between programs please contact us.

Topics and Components

Select from any of the topics below or ask us about designing a program for your area of interest:    

  • Magic Planet OutreachLive Animal Ambassadors
  • Magic Planet Global Display
  • Adaptations
  • Studies of Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Insects, Butterflies, Amphibians, etc.
  • Food Webs
  • Life Cycles    
  • Pollinators    
  • Biological Classification
  • Native Plants
  • Fossils
  • Minerals
  • Rock Cycle (rock families &/or weather, erosion, deposition)
  • Water cycle &/or Watersheds
  • Aquatic Life Investigations
  • Rocks and Soil
  • Threatened & Endangered Species of Texas
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Impact
  • Sun, Moon, & Planets