Thursday , 27 October 2016

Heard Museum Schedules Family-Friendly Spring Break Camps and Programs

Heard logoNorth Texas families looking to stay close to home during spring break will find a variety of fun and educational activities to participate in just minutes away from most parts of the Metroplex at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Heard’s spring break offerings will be held from March 8 through March 16. Guests will also enjoy $2 off child (ages 3-12) general admission from Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14 only.

“These activities will provide opportunities for families to engage with nature to attain a better appreciation of their natural surroundings,” says Sy Shahid, Heard Executive Director.

Below is a list of the programs available during this period. For more information about these programs, please visit

  • ·         Saturday, March 8: 2nd Saturday Bird Walk and Owl Prowl Night Hike
  • ·         Sunday, March 9: Heard Nature Investigators
  • ·         Monday, March 10: Museum Open Special Hours – 9AM-5PM
  • ·         Tuesday, March 11: Family Mini-Camp: Unearthing Dinosaurs and Animal Encounter
  • ·         Wednesday, March 12: Family Mini-Camp: What Comes from Eggs?
  • ·         Thursday, March 13: Family Mini-Camp: Forces of Nature, Youth Ropes Course Adventure  and Animal Encounter
  • ·         Saturday, March 15: Family Canoe Try-It

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard.  Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard’s mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

Story submitted by Stephanie Jennings

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