Please note that decor and furniture pictured may be for demonstration purposes only. For specific information about decor and furniture that is available to borrow, please contact our staff.
Thank you for your interest in hosting a special event at Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Please note that our rental coordinator will be out of the office through January 25, 2017. She will reply to all inquiries after this date as soon as possible and in the order received.
Make your special occasion extraordinary.
The Heard has several spectacular indoor and outdoor event sites available for rent including a Science Resource Center, Laughlin Hall and an outdoor native plant garden. Meeting halls equipped with computer technology and break-out rooms, banquet and reception halls with adjoining kitchens and a delightful outdoor terrace provide unique accommodations for dinners, weddings, receptions, anniversary celebrations, corporate meetings, holiday parties, civic group functions and numerous other occasions.
One of these unique locations is sure to enrich a successful event in a stimulating, beautiful atmosphere. The ambiance of the Heard’s magnificent natural environment will enhance any occasion.
For weddings, social bookings, and corporate bookings
To request more information about our venues, to get a quote for your event, or to begin the reservation process, please use our Venue Rental Information Request Form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 469.450.4772.
For information about our educational birthday parties, please see our Birthday Party information page.
Prices subject to change; discount pricing available for members. For additional information about rental rules, regulations and terms, see the Facility Rental Agreement.
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Laughlin Hall is located in the main museum building. This meeting hall has a beautiful painted floor and an expansive window overlooking the wildlife sanctuary and provides bird watching opportunities. Amenities include a kitchen, which offers a refrigerator with icemaker and range.
General capacity 78; Dining capacity 72-varies by seating arrangement. Contact for details.
Dimensions 35’x42’; 1,470 sq. ft.
8 Hours: $450
4 Hours: $250
Native Plant Garden
A charming two-acre Native Plant Garden is ideal for weddings and small dinner parties. Guests receive a memorable experience among the winding paths and seasonal wildflowers. Laughlin Hall may be an option in the event of inclement weather.
8 Hours: $350
4 Hours: $200
The perfect outdoor venue for weddings, reunions and family events with beautiful views of the Wildlife Sanctuary. The Heard Amphitheater also is an excellent location to host concerts, theater performances, speeches, education programs and more.
- 525 seating capacity
- Eco-friendly limestone rock seating
- Changing area
- Sound system
Science Resource Center
The Science Resource Center is a testament to people working with nature. Designed using green architecture, the center was built beside a nature trail atop a hill overlooking the wetlands and wildlife sanctuary. The hall boasts a 20’ ceiling with wood beams and a wall of windows as well as a 9’x16’ media screen. A deck offers gorgeous views of the wetlands and sanctuary making it a beautiful option for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Other amenities include a changing room, kitchen with icemaker, refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher
General capacity 100; Dining capacity approximately 92 - varies by seating arrangement. Contact for details.
Dimensions 26’x48’; 1,248 sq. ft.
8 Hours: Sun-Fri $1000, Sat $1200
4 Hours: Sun-Fri $600, Sat $700