• Nature Story Time

    Sep 2nd, 2016
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Zip Line Day

    Sep 3rd, 2016
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line. $12 per person. Preregistration required and spots are limited. For ages 10+; see ropes course program information page for information on size requirements.

    See our ropes course information page for information about the next scheduled programs or for information on how to book a custom program for your group of 10+.

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  • Butterfly Talk: Butterfly Survival Strategies

    Sep 5th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Find out different techniques used by butterflies to stay alive such as camouflage and toxicity. 

    Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend withan adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Talks are led by Melanie Schuchart, one of our key butterfly volunteers. Each presentation will last about an hour followed by a walk through the butterfly house and garden. Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. No preregistration required.

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  • Preschool: Meet the Teacher Day

    Sep 6th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Meet the Teacher Open House 
    • Drop by and visit the classroom and meet the Teacher anytime during the hour.
    • Offered on the day of the child's registered class (Tues 9/6, Wed 9/7 or Thurs 9/8) from 10-11 a.m.
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  • Homeschool: Meet the Teacher

    Sep 6th, 2016
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Meet the Teacher Open House 

    Drop by and visit the classroom and meet the Teacher anytime during the hour - Tues 9/6 from 1-2 p.m.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Sep 9th, 2016
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • 2nd Saturday Bird Walk

    Sep 10th, 2016
    8:00am - 9:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    If you've ever had an interest in birding but haven't known where to start, this is a great opportunity to learn some basics. This is also a great program for those who have been birding for a while and would like some pointers. Second Saturday Bird Walks are designed to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and ID techniques.

    No reservations are required, but you must arrive on time (8 a.m.). This walk is included in general admission and is free for Heard Museum members. Second Saturday Bird Walks are only offered September through May each year. For more information about birding at the Heard, click here

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  • Ropes Course Adventure Day

    Sep 10th, 2016
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or less persons) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Adventure Days. Reservations are required for these programs. $35 per person.

    See our ropes course information page for information about the next scheduled programs or for information on how to book a custom program for your group of 10+.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Sep 16th, 2016
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Dinosaurs Live! Exhibit Opens

    Sep 17th, 2016
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Seasonal exhibit: open only from September 17, 2016 - February 19, 2017

    Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 11th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit.

    Click here to learn more about the exhibit. 

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  • Third Saturday Nature Talks: What is That Flower?

    Sep 17th, 2016
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    In this talk, volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter will help you learn about the parts of various flowers. Then, you’ll go on one of the Heard’s trail to identify the plants that are blooming in the fall.  Be sure to wear long trousers, closed shoes and bug spray. Guests are welcome to bring cameras and note pads.

    These programs (unless otherwise noted) are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. Click here to preregister (required). These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

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  • Heard Museum Members-Only Halloween Ticket Presale Begins

    Sep 20th, 2016
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    As a special Heard Museum member benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 20-29. Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

    For more information about the event, click here.

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  • Support the Heard on North Texas Giving Day

    Sep 22nd, 2016
    6:00am - 11:55pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    With your help on North Texas Giving Day, we are working to secure funding to help the Heard continue to protect and restore our wetlands, which bear the brunt of pollution and other negative effects that originate upstream. We will also work to increase the Heard wetlands’ already significant viability as a habitat and nesting area for many native bird species. The manpower to accomplish these tasks will be considerable and we will continue to need to keep our supplies and tools in working order. We will also need to acquire new tools and supplies. With these resources, the Heard staff and volunteers will be able to remove invasive plants. We will also be able to put in place natural erosion control methods as well as repair damage from previous floods. Much of this project will also include planting new native plant life to restore what has been damaged by both natural and manmade causes.

    Last year, during North Texas Giving Day, the Heard raised over $10,000 in one day. If we meet or exceed that amount this year, we will be able to accomplish many of our planned wetland restoration and preservation projects. Thank you for your support and consideration of our project! With your help we will sustain the Heard’s mission to bring nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore and preserve our priceless environment.

    Click here to learn more about our project and this event.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Sep 23rd, 2016
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During many of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. 

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Butterfly House Closes for the Season

    Sep 25th, 2016
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    The Native Texas Butterfly House will close on September 25th. Don't miss your chance to walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here for more information.
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