Date Night at the Heard
May 20, 6-9 p.m.
Date Night at the Heard will be a fun, outdoor fundraising event featuring live music, dancing, a cash bar and tasty food trucks. Tickets ($15 each) will be available to the public (while supplies last) beginning March 28.
The event will be for guests ages 21+; however, we will have childcare available (spots are limited and only available for event participants) for kids ages 5-12. The childcare ($15 per child) will be offered by the same great staff and volunteers that lead Heard educational programs. Kids will enjoy live animal presentations, kid-friendly nature videos, games and puzzles.
Event admission includes free parking.
From March 13-27, get your tickets before they become available to the public and save $2 per event ticket. Members will also have first access to child care reservations. This offer is only valid for tickets for persons covered by a Heard Museum membership. Invitations will be sent by email. If you do not regularly receive our emails and wish to receive the invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members who purchase event tickets during the pre-sale will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $100 Rick’s Chophouse gift card! Plus, the first 25 members to purchase tickets will receive a free pizza card from Cadillac Pizza Pub.
A portion of all food truck sales also benefit the Heard.
The Guava Tree Truck is a Cuban American Truskstaurant that has been on the road since September 2012. The Guava Tree Truck is owned and operated by Onel and Pam Perez, who have taken Onel’s Traditional Cuban family recipes and have added a modern food truck twist. They were honored to take their truck on the road with The Food Network in 2015 when they debuted on The Great Food Truck Race with host Tyler Florence. They were also named one of the nine best food trucks in Dallas in 2015 by Thrillist. The Guava Tree Truck is sure to satisfy your Cuban fare cravings!
Oh My Kabob! is a new food truck serving Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas. They are dedicated to providing you with an authentic and delicious Mediterranean food experience. Benita Faizy, the executive chef and owner of Oh My Kabob!, takes the cuisine and culture that she was raised with to the next level with a food truck providing you with an incredible Mediterranean experience. Benita's mastery of traditional spices and flavors makes each dish an opportunity to experience classic delicacies in new and exciting ways. Every plate becomes a culinary journey.
Enjoy classic Rock and Roll from the Blandelles! Their nostalgic, fun and exciting entertainment will bring everyone out to the dance floor. The Blandelles are a collection of professionals who have carved out a niche in the northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma area by playing rock and roll "the way you remember it" since 1985. They play rock and roll music from the years 1954 to 1969.
About the Heard
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is located in McKinney, Texas (Collin County). The Heard 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 to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To learn more about the Heard, click here.