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.

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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
  • Colleges     

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). Reservations are required for these programs. The ropes course can be scheduled for custom programs for groups of ten or more persons.

See scheduled program dates:

Required Forms

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 cost? 

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 average minimum age is about 10 years old. All participants must fit in a harness properly.

How can I obtain additional information about the ropes course?

Please email 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.