Stephanie Jennings

On May 9th, explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the Heard.

If you have ever been on a hike and the sun set before you finished, you know that experiencing a trail at night can be a completely different experience from hiking during the day. Landmarks change, as can your sense of direction. Even if you’ve hiked a trail several times, it can feel completely unfamiliar.

Preregistration is required for all night hikes. Registration is available at Tickets are just $14 per person for the public and $12 per person for Heard Museum members. All night hikes depart from the main building. Closed toed shoes, long pants, and bug spray are recommended. Participants should bring a flashlight (preferably with a red lens on it to protect your night vision while looking for nocturnal animals). 

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Heard is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and 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.  For more information, visit

Marketing & Communications Director at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas. - Contact Stephanie at  
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