Readers' choice Star Local Media 2017Do you remember the joy of spending childhood summers outdoors? Register for Heard Summer Nature Camps and share those wonderful moments and memories with your child. The Heard’s mission is to inspire children to discover, enjoy, experience, and restore our priceless environment.

Heard Summer Camps feature opportunities for children from north Texas and beyond to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors is not only fun for our children, but also plays an important role in many facets of child development.

At this time, Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is planning to hold our in-person Summer Nature and Specialty Camps as scheduled. Because the health and safety of our campers and staff are a priority, we will implement recommended CDC guidelines as applicable. These may include requiring all staff and campers to wear face masks, conducting health screenings on arrival for both staff and campers such as taking temperatures, and asking pertinent questions about recent travel activities and health status. All campers and staff that have recently been ill or exposed to COVID-19 will not be allowed at camp. While we always limit class sizes to ensure the best possible camp experience, we will further limit class sizes to levels that allow for appropriate social distancing while in our classrooms and outside. Diligent adherence to regular hand washing and sanitizing for all will be stressed. We will also conduct extra sanitizing and cleaning of shared spaces and classroom items. Recent studies also indicate that outdoor activities, such as provided during out Nature Camps, have inherently less risk for catching Covid 19. Specific guidelines for each camp will be provided to registered campers before their scheduled camp. Camps may be rescheduled or canceled as dictated by changing conditions or governmental orders.

Summer 2021 Information Coming Soon

*Please note that the reciprocal admission agreement (click here for guidelines) that the Heard has with Perot Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Nature & Science and ASTC Passport Program participants does not apply to education programs or special events.