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Heard Summer Nature Camps Register today for a summer camp at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary and give your child the gift of a connection to nature.

Do you remember the joy of spending childhood summers outdoors? Register today for a summer camp at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary and give your child the gift of a connection to nature. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission is to inspire children to discover, enjoy, experience, and restore our priceless environment. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors is not only fun for our children, but also plays an important role in many facets of child development.

Heard Summer Nature Camps are geared toward children ages 5 through 12 and feature opportunities to investigate the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors and more.

In Nature Art Camp Butterfly, young artists (ages 12 through 16) will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included.

Keeper Camps will offer children ages 10 through 15 an opportunity to experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our Animal Ambassadors. They will also learn about the Heard Animal Ambassadors and what it takes to properly care for them.

This year, the Heard will also offer a new (indoor) Magic Planet Camp, which will take kids on a virtual journey through our solar system utilizing the Magic Planet, a 4-ft digital interactive globe.

Mini-camps will also be available.  Each mini camp explores a different natural science topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary.  

For the complete information on camp topics, camp schedules and more details, visit www.heardmuseum.org/camps. Several of the Heard’s summer camps have already filled and pre-registration is required for all camps. Those campers who register by March 26 will also receive a $25 Heard Nature Store gift certificate (limit one per family/household).

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore and preserve our priceless environment. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard at the age of 80. In a time when the rate of expansion of the Metroplex was slower than today, she foresaw 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.  For more information, visit www.heardmuseum.org.

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