• Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 24th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Collin County Sherrifs’ Shoot Out “Fore” Kids Tournament

    Sep 26th, 2017
    11:00am - Noon
    Stonebridge Ranch Country Club

    The Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out "Fore" Kids Golf Tournament benefits these four Collin County Charities:

    • CASA of Collin County
    • Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
    • Wellness Center for Older Adults

    Click here to view event flyer. Since its inception in 1993, this tournament has raised over $2,346,986! Without your participation this tournament would not be the success it has become today.

    To support this event, please mail the registration/sponsorship form to Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out, P.O. Box 1872, McKinney, Texas 75069 or call (214) 240-2347. Please make checks payable to: Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out. You may also email forms or questions to: shootout4kids@yahoo.com

    Each year, Heard Natural Science Museum lends support in part by providing at least two volunteers to help monitor the holes. Our volunteers also regularly sponsor or participate in the tournament. If you would like to participate as a “hole sitter,” please contact our volunteer coordinator, Laura Ragan, at volunteers@heardmuseum.org

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 26th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 27th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 28th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 29th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 30th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Amazing Monarchs: Butterfly Talk

    Oct 1st, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Discover more about our state butterfly, their migration pattern, life cycle & how you can help protect their habitat. Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend with an 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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  • Heard 50th Birthday Celebration

    Oct 1st, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    On October 1, we invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary with us!

    TICKETS

    Tickets are limited! Get yours now. Ticket price includes general admission to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Heard Museum Members receive free admission (please get a free member ticket to save your spot).

    Click here to purchase public Tickets
    • Adults: $11
    • Children 3-12: $8
    • Children 2 and Under: FREE
    Click here to purchase Heard Museum Member tickets

    Activities

    From 1-4 p.m., please join us for fun kid-friendly activities, including an instrument petting zoo from The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and refreshments (while supplies last). 

    At 1 p.m., enjoy a butterfly talk all about the amazing Monarch butterfly.

    Plus, from 2 to 4 p.m., WRR Classical 101.1 fm and the Texas Chamber Music Project will present some of your favorite music inspired by the imagery of nature.

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Oct 1st, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Oct 9th, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.
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  • Fossil Tortoise Exhibit Grand Opening

    Oct 14th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    On October 14, at 10 a.m., meet two fossil tortoises that were discovered by Jim Caddell in July of 1994 in the Northwest corner of Nebraska in a region known as the Nebraska Badlands.

    About the Fossils

    Referred to informally as “Tootsie” and “Peanut,” these tortoises are Stylemys nebrascensis. While this species is similar in some ways to modern tortoises, it lacked foreleg musculature for digging tunnels. These fossils are 34 million years old. Fossils from this species are regularly found in the South Dakota/Nebraska Badlands. Jim Caddell donated these specimens to the Heard in June of 2013. Preparation for displaying these fossils began in the lab in October 2013. After four years and more than 5,000 volunteer hours, they are ready for the museum floor.

    This program is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Additional information coming soon.

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  • National Fossil Day Celebration

    Oct 14th, 2017
    1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Come explore the exciting world of fossils with members of the Dallas Paleontological Society. Learn about ancient Texas, see casts of animals, and become a member of the "PIT" Crew (Paleontologists in Training). You can even bring in your own fossils and have them identified.
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  • Museum closes early at 3 p.m. for event

    Oct 21st, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    The museum will close to the public at 3 p.m. on this date. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times (no guests admitted after 2 p.m.).
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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks

    Oct 21st, 2017
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    This program is open to the public and is free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Click here to learn more.
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  • Halloween at the Heard

    Oct 21st, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Experience Collin County’s premier family-friendly Halloween event at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail. Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of a family-friendly movie on the Heard's outdoor amphitheater stage. Click here to learn more.
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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Oct 30th, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.
     
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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks

    Nov 18th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    This program is open to the public and is free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Click here to learn more.
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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Nov 20th, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.

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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Winter Walk

    Dec 16th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Let’s walk way back into the woods and look for the mighty trees along Wilson Creek, deer hiding in the woods or geese and ducks in the wetlands.

    This program is open to the public and is free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Click here to learn more.

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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Jan 15th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.

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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Feb 19th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.

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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Mar 12th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.

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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    May 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times.

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