• Opening: Native Texas Butterfly House

    May 28th, 2016
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    May 28 - September 25, 2016

    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.

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  • Museum Open Special Hours 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

    May 30th, 2016
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    The museum is typically closed on Mondays; however, on this Monday, the museum will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Guests will not be granted entry after 4 p.m.

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  • Summer Nature Storytime

    Jun 3rd, 2016
    10:30am - 11:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Summer Nature Storytime is designed primarily for preschoolers and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the storytimes, 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.

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  • Texas Heritage Festival

    Jun 4th, 2016
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Heard invites y’all to put on your cowboy hat and mosey on over to the Texas Heritage Festival! Guests are invited to celebrate all that makes the Lone Star State so spectacular. Click here to learn more.

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  • Zip Line Day

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

    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. For ages 10+; see ropes course program information page for information on size requirements. Click here to register.


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    Baylor Scott & White McKinney

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center McKinney
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  • Nature Art Camp

    Jun 6th, 2016
    9:00am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Youth artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included. Camp runs Monday through Friday. Preregistration required. Click here for more information

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  • Keeper Camp 1

    Jun 6th, 2016
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. Camp runs Monday through Friday. Preregistration required. Click here for more information

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  • Summer Nature Storytime

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

    Summer Nature Storytime is designed primarily for preschoolers and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the storytimes, 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.

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  • Summer Nature Camp: Camp Roadrunner

    Jun 13th, 2016
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more! Runs Monday through Friday. Preregistration required. Click here to learn more

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  • Summer Nature Storytime

    Jun 17th, 2016
    10:30am - 11:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Summer Nature Storytime is designed primarily for preschoolers and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the storytimes, 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.

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  • Hike with Dad

    Jun 18th, 2016
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    In honor of Father’s Day, we’re offering special family-friendly guided hikes on June 18th at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  Preregistration is required. Click here to preregister. This program is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. 

    Please be sure to dress appropriately for the hike (closed toed shoes, long pants, bug repellent, etc.) and bring water.

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  • Third Saturday Nature Talk: Pond Ponderings

    Jun 18th, 2016
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Learn about the life in and around ponds. You never know what you may find: dragonflies as adults and as aquatic nymphs, tadpoles and frogs, turtles, minnows, or maybe even a ribbon snake. We’ll look at these organisms up close and discuss why water is so important to the ecosystem.  We’ll also look at at aquatic and semi-aquatic plants and discuss why they’re just as important in habitat.  Be sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little wet and shoes that will be ok with a bit of mud. Click here to learn more 

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  • Summer Nature Camp: Camp Roadrunner

    Jun 20th, 2016
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more! Runs Monday through Friday. Preregistration required. Click here to learn more

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  • Summer Nature Storytime

    Jun 24th, 2016
    10:30am - 11:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Summer Nature Storytime is designed primarily for preschoolers and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the storytimes, 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.

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  • Summer Nature Camps: Camp Armadillo

    Jun 27th, 2016
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Heard Summer Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, investigate nature-themed topics, and more! Camp runs Monday through Friday. Preregistration required. Click here for more information

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