Encourage your preschooler's love of nature!

Preschoolers will have the opportunity explore all that the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer. In each class, your child will be engaged in hands-on learning experiences that promote a connection to nature.

Preschool programs have been an integral part of the museum's mission since 1974. This informal science program introduces your child to the natural world through nature walks and hands-on science activities that foster cooperation with others, language development and creative play.

Preschool Nature Explorers is appropriate for children ages 3 and 4. (Please use child’s birthday as of Sept. 1.)

Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday from 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 dates and registration coming soon.


Per semester: 26 hour program/13 weeks

$230 non-members | $210 Heard Museum Members*

Monthly Payment Plan

  • (Includes $5 processing fee per payment)
  • $115  Non-member down payment | $95 Heard Museum Member down payment* 
  • A monthly payment (includes a $5 processing fee) will be charged to your credit card on file the 1st of October and November in the fall or February and March in the spring. 
*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.

Please note: all preschoolers must be potty-trained prior to participation in Preschool Nature Explorers.