Second Saturday Bird Walks

March 10, 8 a.m.

Second Saturday Bird Walks are designed to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Reservations are not required; however, make sure to arrive on time. These walks are available annually from September through June. Learn more about birding at the Heard by clicking here.

If you'd like more information about the kinds of birds you might see on your walk, be sure to visit the Checklist of Heard Sanctuary Birds, which contains helpful information about species that have historically been spotted here. Inexpensive copies are also available in the Nature Store.

Special Monday Hours

March 12

The Heard is normally closed on Mondays, but will be open on Monday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Guests may not be admitted after 4 p.m.) Click here for more information.

Kids' Spring Break Mini-Camps

Each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary. Preregistration required. Click here to preregister

  • Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade (Child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017)
  • Time: 9:30 A.M.—12 P.M.
  • Tuition per mini-camp: $17/member*; $20/non-member
Tuesday, 3/13 – Reptiles Revealed

Meet live reptile ambassadors, find out more out these fascinating creatures and learn how they are similar to us and different from us. Click here to preregister.

Wednesday, 3/14 – Migration Magic

Many animals, including some bird and butterfly species, travel long distances in the spring. We’ll learn about some of the local animals that migrate, how they are able to do it, and how we can help some of them along their way. Click here to preregister.

Thursday, 3/15 – Space Explorer

Explore the sun, planets and moons in our solar system! Using our new 4’ projection globe, the Magic Planet, we’ll take a unique look at what scientists have been discovering about these fascinating objects in space. Click here to preregister.

Story Time

March 16, 10:30 a.m.

This story time is designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. This program should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Story times are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members. Offered weekly--click here for more information on Nature Story Times at the Heard.

Third Saturday Nature Talk

March 17, 9:30 A.M.

Third Saturday Nature Talks are offered monthly. These programs are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. Click here to learn more about Third Saturday Nature Talks.

Spring Break General Admission Special

Monday, March 12, 2016 through Friday, March 16, 2017

Enjoy $2 off regular child (ages 3-12) general admission Monday, March 12, 2018 through Friday, March 16, 2018. Valid for general admission purchased at the Heard admissions desk only. Not valid online or in combination with other offers.

Zip Line Day

March 10, 1 P.M. - SOLD OUT

During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487ft Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Preregistration is required and this program fills quickly. Click here to learn more about the Heard's ropes course and program requirements. The March 10 program is SOLD OUT. The ropes course is also available by reservation for groups of 10 or more. Click here to learn about the Heard Ropes Course.

Owl Prowl Night Hike 

March 10, 6 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Bring your family to see a live owl presentation and then stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails. 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. 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. Preregistration is required and this program fills quickly. (Age 3 years through adult). The March 10 Owl Prowl Night Hike is SOLD OUT. Click here to watch for more information about future Heard night hikes and learn about program requirements.

*Please note that the reciprocal admission agreement that the Heard has with Perot Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Nature & Science and ASTC Passport Program participants is only applicable to general admission and does not apply to education programs or special events.