Have an adventure with the Heard’s Canoe Program.

Learn about the aquatic ecosystem you are paddling, its amazing diversity in vegetation and wildlife, while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology.

No experience is necessary for any of the paddle programs. All participants will be given an introduction to canoeing that includes basic strokes, boat safety, and flat water maneuvers. All canoe & safety equipment provided. Each canoe holds up to 3 people.

Heard canoes are not available for personal use. Canoeing at the Heard is only available by reservation for groups or during pre-scheduled canoeing events.

3 Hour Wetland Canoe Trails 

$32 per person Heard Museum Members* | $42 per person non-members

Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Pre-registration required.

Minimum Age: 7 years* 

COVID-19 Information
We will require face masks during check-in and orientation. Guests may take their masks off while they are on the water.

Scheduled Dates

Be sure to complete and submit the following forms by fax to 972.548.9119 or email to skennedy@heardmuseum.org.

*Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Kids age 7 and up may participate

Custom Canoe Programs

A limited number of canoe programs are available only by reservation and as water levels permit (often, the water levels are only suitable from February through May) for groups of 12 or more. The cost for these programs start at $25 per person and varies depending on program offerings. Contact Angela Baron for details at abaron@heardmuseum.org.

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*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.