Heard Museum

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Second Saturday Bird Walk

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks. This program is typically offered monthly from September through June annually. TheseRead More

$12

Night Hike

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

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. Metro Area: Dallas

$14

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and discover the ten new animatronic dinosaurs lining the hiking trails. Take a step back in time as you explore the sanctuary and meet prehistoric creatures along the way. Metro Area: Dallas

$9

Preschool Nature Explorers Registration

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

Preschoolers will have the opportunity explore all that the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer. In each class, your child will be engaged in hands-on learning experiences that promote a connection to nature. Registration is open now and classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 9:30am – 11:30am during the weeksRead More

$250

“Texas Nessie” Plesiosaur Fossil Exhibit

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

Experience the Heard's new exhibit! In May of 1991, avid fossil collector Mike Donovan made an amazing find in Collin County: the partial skeleton of a plesiosaur. In 2015, the bones were donated to the Heard Museum by the Debera Donovan Foundation. Decades after that exciting moment when Mike Donovan first discovered and excavated thisRead More

$10

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in the Heard Museum's Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and availability from suppliers. The butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures. This exhibit will be open every day until OctoberRead More

$10

Fossil Fish Exhibit

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

Experience the largest variety of fossilized fish currently displayed in North Texas! Heard Museum's new exhibit of fourteen 50-million-year-old fish is comprised of a total of six different species as well as some fossilized fauna. This exhibit is now open and is included with general admission. Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is aRead More

$10

Date Night At The Heard Museum

Heard Museum 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX

Join the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary for an evening featuring live music and dancing in our outdoor amphitheater, a cash bar, tasty food trucks and more. The event is for guests ages 21+. Learn more at: https://www.heardmuseum.org/date-night/ Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner. HeardRead More

$20
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