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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.

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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     

Individuals and Small Groups 

Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or fewer persons) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Zip Line Days and Adventure 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.

Zip Line Days

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

Scheduled dates:

  • August 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - SOLD OUT
  • September 21, 9am-12 p.m. - register
  • September 29, 1-4 p.m. - register
  • October 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  - register
  • November 10, 1-4 p.m. - register
  • December 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - register
  • December 29, 1-4 p.m. - register
Adventure Days

During Adventure Days, guests will be able to participate in 3 high elements. $35 per person.

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Required Forms

The following forms must be completed and submitted along with your registration for all programs.

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.

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.