Team Building and Leadership Activities
Treetop Adventures Ropes Course at the Heard Natural Science
Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary offers a High Elements and Low Elements Ropes Course
located within our beautiful deciduous forest.
Trained facilitators can provide a customized experience to
help you reach your goals for fun, group development and better relationships
among group members.
Groups of Ten Persons or More
With a group of ten or more, we will plan the experience
with your input and offer our own insights for a successful and customized experience.
Our philosophy is "Challenge by Choice," which means everyone is encouraged to
participate, but all activities are voluntary. Our goal is to create an enjoyable
and successful experience for everyone.
Reserve your program
Groups that have participated in the Heard Ropes Course
- Corporate Training Groups
- Leadership Academies
- Professional Development Groups
- Sports Teams
- Religious Groups
- Birthday Parties
- Family Outings
- Scouting Groups
Individuals and Small Groups
Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or less persons) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Zip Line Days, Adventure Days, and Youth Adventure Days (when available). Pre-reservations are required for these programs. The ropes course can be scheduled for custom programs for groups of ten or more persons.
Scheduled program dates:
- Zip Line Day
- January 9, 2016 - FULL
- February 13, 2016 - FULL
- April 9, 2016 - FULL
- May 14, 2016 - FULL
- Adventure Day
The following forms must be completed and submitted along with your registration for all programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I reserve a
program for my group?
Please use the form below to place an inquiry. Heard staff will get in touch with you to discuss your group,
share ideas and design a program that best fits your goals and group. We
will then reserve a specific date and time to begin your program. Our ropes course programs
are by reservation only.
How long do programs last?
Our programs can fit any length
of time from 2 hours through multi-day events. On average, our programs are either
a half day event (up to 4 hours long) or a full day event (4 hour - 8 hours).
How much do ropes programs
Program pricing varies according
to the following factors.
- Number of Participants
- Program Design
- Program Length
- Program Date
Where can I see descriptions of
the elements available?
See Ground and Low Elements or High Elements.
What are the size requirements to
participate in high elements?
Our minimum and maximum sizes are based on whether or not
the participant can fit into harnesses provided. The minimum requirements are
10 years old and 50 pounds. There is no maximum age but maximum weight is 350
pounds. All participants must fit in a harness properly.
How can I obtain additional information about the ropes course?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972.832.0670
Where can I find directions to the ropes course?
Please note that all ropes course programs are available only by reservation. Please make sure to reserve your program or spot in one of our pre-scheduled programs before visiting the ropes course. If you have signed up for a program already, directions to the ropes course from the main museum building can be found here.
Ropes Course Adventure Days sponsored by
Thank you to Lowe's of North & South McKinney for their help in restoring
the Heard Education Annex Part of the Lowe's Heroes Program. All paint for this
project donated by Valspar Paint & Olympic Paint. Cove Base products
donated by Flexco.