Team Building and Leadership Activities

Treetop Adventures Ropes Course at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary offers a High Elements and Low Elements Ropes Course located within our beautiful deciduous forest. Our trained facilitators tailor each program based upon your desired learning outcomes. Using both low and high elements to highlight best practices and meaningful subject matter, we create a learning environment that encourages personal and corporate growth. Heard Ropes is dedicated to providing exceptional learning experiences in a fun and engaging way to our community. All ropes course programs are available only by reservation.

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Groups of Ten Persons or More

With a group of ten or more, we will plan the experience with your input and offer our own insights for a successful and customized experience. Place an Inquiry for Your Group or contact us

Examples of groups that have participated in the Heard Ropes Course:

  • Corporate Training Groups
  • Leadership Academies
  • Professional Development Groups
  • Sports Teams
  • Religious Groups
  • Scouting Groups
  • Colleges     

Ropes Course Birthday Parties

The Head Museum’s Ropes Course offers two types of birthday party experiences. Both options are for 15 participants and include the use of our party room. Minimum age 10. Click here to request a ropes course birthday party

Zip Line Party 
  • Includes 2 trips down the zip line for each participant
  • Lasts 2 ½ Hours 
  • Non-members $325; Heard Museum Members $275
Challenge Course Party
  • Includes a selection of 2 “Low Elements” and 2 “High Elements” (One can be the Zip Line)
  • Lasts 3 ½ Hours
  • Non-members $410; Heard Museum Members $370

Individuals and Small Groups: Zip Line Days 

During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23-ft. tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487-ft. zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-registration is required. 

Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or fewer persons) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Zip Line Days (as available). Prereservations are required for these programs. The ropes course can be scheduled for custom programs for groups of ten or more persons. For all programs, please wear closed toed shoes, and appropriate clothing for the outdoors. Information regarding age and size requirements (and more) is available in our FAQ section below.

Scheduled Zip Line Dates
  • February 28, 1-4 p.m. - register
  • March 12, 1-4 p.m. - register 
  • March 21, 1-4 p.m. - register
  • April 3, 1-4 p.m.
  • May 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • June 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • July 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • August 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • September 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • October 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • November 14, 1-4 p.m.
  • December 4, 1-4 p.m.

Required Forms

Each participant must have a completed Liability Release and Health Statement prior to participating at the Heard Ropes Course. For your convenience, please print a copy, fill it out and bring it with you to the event you are participating in. Click here to access the form (2 pages).

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I reserve a program for my group? 

Please email us to place an inquiry. Heard staff will get in touch with you to discuss your group, share ideas and design a program that best fits your goals and group. We will then reserve a specific date and time to begin your program. Our ropes course programs are by reservation only.

How long do programs last?

Our program lengths depend entirely upon your organization’s time constraints. A full program day is 8 hours long. Multi-day or half day programs are also available options. During our prescheduled Zip Line Days, participants reserve a slot per hour. Adventure Days are 3 hours long. 

How much do ropes programs cost? 

Program pricing varies according to the following factors.

  • Number of Participants
  • Program Design
  • Program Length
Where can I see descriptions of the elements available?

See Ground and Low Elements or High Elements.

What are the size requirements to participate in high elements?

Our minimum and maximum sizes are based on whether or not the participant can fit into our harnesses. The minimum requirements are 10 years old and 75 pounds. There is no maximum age but maximum weight is 275 pounds. All participants must fit in a harness properly.

Can children under 18 come by themselves? 

All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

How can I obtain additional information about the ropes course?

Please email

Where can I find directions to the ropes course?

Please note that all ropes course programs are available only by reservation. Please make sure to reserve your program or spot in one of our pre-scheduled programs before visiting the ropes course. If you have signed up for a program already, directions to the ropes course from the main museum building can be found here. The address is 997 Sharon Road, Fairview, TX 75069. 

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We reserve the right to cancel due to weather or insufficient participant numbers. If the Heard cancels an event, we will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, a full refund will be provided.  If the participant chooses to cancel his or her own reservation, no refunds will be given 7 days or less before a scheduled event.