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Unlock a World of Discovery

Are you looking for an exhilarating and educational field trip experience?

Look no further! Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is your gateway to an unforgettable adventure in learning.


Immerse Your Students in Nature’s Classroom

Our captivating live animal presentations, expertly guided trails, and hands-on field investigations provide a deep dive into the natural world. We also offer GeoGlobe programs and outdoor learning adventures ranging from canoe programs to teambuilding activities at our ropes course. Step outside the classroom and let your students explore the beauty and complexity of nature in action.

Contact us today to plan your adventure with Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Let’s make learning an unforgettable experience together!


Enrich Your Curriculum

Our field trips are carefully designed to complement your classroom activities, taking learning to a whole new level. Watch your students’ curiosity and engagement soar as they connect what they’ve learned in class and the real-world wonders they encounter here.

Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will be your students’ guides on this educational journey. They will ensure that every moment is memorable and packed with valuable insights and scientific discoveries.


Inspire a Lifelong Love for Learning

Join us for a field trip that will ignite your students’ passion for science, spark their curiosity, and create lasting memories. At Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, our goal is to inspire a lifelong love for learning about the natural world.


Field Trip Offerings

  • Self-Guided Visit: Explore our indoor and outdoor exhibits and hike the trails independently. Staying for lunch? Reserve one of our outdoor picnic areas. Learn More
  • Guided Trails: Maximize your student’s experience with a nature hike led by Heard Trail Guides through our prairies, woodlands, or wetlands. Learn More
  • Live Animal Presentations: Students can get up close with Heard Animal Ambassadors. Presentations can be personalized for your group. Learn More
  • GeoGlobe Presentations: Our 4-ft digital projection globe will captivate your students as they explore earth and space science topics. Presentations can be customized. Learn More
  • Field Investigation Labs: TEKS Aligned. Let our educators facilitate hands-on science activities and investigations for your students. From water quality testing to ecosystems to geology, the Heard offers a wide range of investigations that can be customized to your specific needs. Learn More

Group Outdoor Adventures

  • Ropes Course: Our high elements (including a zip line) and low elements within our beautiful deciduous forest offer a memorable team-building adventure. We’ll tailor your program based upon your group’s goals. Learn More
  • Wetland Canoe Trails: Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. These programs are available seasonally. Learn More
  • Overnight Stays: Enjoy an evening of fantastic discovery after hours! Our programs consist of team-building activities, educational presentations, and, of course, the opportunity to experience Texas wildlife. Learn More

Bring the Heard to You

  • Live Animal Presentations: Explore animals and their environment with live animals and natural specimens with your class, club, or whole school! Choose from a variety of topics and animals. Learn More
  • Mobile Field Investigation Labs: TEKS Aligned. We can bring a variety of hands-on investigations and museum specimens to enhance and support your classroom instruction. Learn More

About the Heard

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore and preserve our priceless environment. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard at the age of 80. In a time when the rate of expansion of the Metroplex was slower than today, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature.

Today, the Heard’s mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through educational programs, emphasizing an appreciation of nature and its conservation. For more information, visit HeardMuseum.org.