• Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Jul 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

    Jul 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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  • Nature Story Time

    Jul 28th, 2017
    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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Jul 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

    Jul 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

    Jul 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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 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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  • Geology Workshop: Plate Tectonics, A-Z; The “Dynamic Duo” Weathering and Erosion

    Aug 2nd, 2017
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Plate Tectonics, A-Z
    The “Dynamic Duo” Weathering and Erosion

    Teacher Workshop

    Click here to pre-register (pre-registration required).

    $35

    TEKS-Based Content Enrichment Suitable for All Grades

    Suitable for Docents, Master Naturalists, and other Informal Education providers (Ages 18+)

    Laughlin Hall, Main Building 

    9:00 AM-4PM

     

    In Plate Tectonics A-Z, the Texas Earth Science TEKS* will be specifically addressed!

    First, a fresh look at the history of Plate Tectonic theory will be followed by examples of its ongoing development.  Historic evidence will be followed by recent developments, here on Earth and also in our Solar System.  Have you noticed how many new species of dinosaurs are announced every year? 

    Why do we use the term “tectonic”?  You will understand why as you become familiar with the major crustal features associated with plate tectonics, which will be contrasted with local landforms.  Scales of size, complexity and time will become clear as we consider world-size changes to our planet over the last 4300 million years. 

    Faults and deformation will be explained as parts of both global change and local movement.  Earthquakes will be discussed as a timely topic.

    Today’s state-of-the-science will include new research, looking into the earth to track lost plates, and finding unexpected pools of magma.  Look into the future and predict what changes scientists expect to see in the arrangement of the plates, and why.  Relate the future to the past by tracing plate movements: some have stalled, some have sped up. Even our solar system has shown signs of plate activity, as well as other recognizable earth processes. 

     

    The Dynamic Duo: Weathering and Erosion   

    Never be confused by the difference between weathering and erosion again!  Many annotated examples plus some worksheets for practice, will educate your eye to see the weathering/erosion clues in any landscape.  Specific examples will include coastlines, rivers & streams, glaciers, arid areas, karsting, mass wasting, and more.  Participants will use topo maps to “see” local landscape changes over human time frames, and look at pairs of pictures to predict the state of familiar landscapes in geologic time.  Follow the effects of weathering/erosion in the news today, and look for evidence of similar effects in YOUR neighborhood.  You will “graduate” using a photo of an unknown landscape:  highlighting and identifying by name all the types of weathering/erosion which produced the landscape you see.  We will discuss each example.

    *8.9: A, B, C

    Contact for Questions:  Diane Brownlee   972-931-1502

    Angela Baron abaron@heardmuseum.org

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 2nd, 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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  • Geology Workshop: Rock and Mineral Identification and the Rock Cycle; “Rock and Mineral Evolution” The New Geology Timeline

    Aug 3rd, 2017
    8:30am - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Rock and Mineral Identification and the Rock Cycle (With Guided Hands-on Practice)

    “Rock and Mineral Evolution” The New Geology Timeline

    $50 (includes Rock and Mineral Kits)

    Teacher Workshop

    Content Enrichment Suitable for All Grades

    Suitable for Docents, Master Naturalists, and other Informal Education providers (age 18+ only)

    Laughlin Hall, Main Building 

    8:30 AM-4PM

     

    The Rock and Mineral ID portion of this class will provide you with hands-on, in-depth experience in identifying rocks and minerals.  Using the exceptional mineral kit (yours to keep), you will learn how to investigate the properties of any mineral including luster, hardness, cleavage, fracture, crystal form and other diagnostics.  Your supervised practice will equip you to use these skills confidently.  You will learn how to use a mineral handbook plus selected online resources to recognize uncommon but not rare examples of minerals which may come your way.

    You will build your ability to identify rocks as metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary by the processes of their formation.  Using your rock kit (yours to keep), the science of petrology will clarify, explain and demonstrate techniques used to identify each of the three rock types.  For igneous rocks, you will investigate origin, temperature and setting by understanding texture, mineralogy and structure.  Sedimentary rocks will tell you if they are clastic, chemical or biologic, and how to spot characteristic weathering patterns.  Defining and understanding the composition and structure of metamorphic rocks will tell you the temperature, pressure and illustrate radical changes in rock chemistry which often occur on a regional scale.  Some different ways to illustrate the rock cycle will be offered.

    This session will close with a guided hands-on lab:  participants will break into groups.  Each group will be given a bag of unidentified minerals/rocks.  Using everything they have learned so far, and taking the kit samples in comparison, each group will identify the contents of their bag.  Both instructors will move between the groups to assist.         

    Rock and Mineral Evolution: Rocks and minerals are enjoying new scholarly appreciation.  Since 2013, the human concept of Earth history, geologic time, and the history of life on our planet has undergone a complete revision through the efforts of geological science research and the advancement of technology.  

    We will examine the role of rocks and minerals as essential to the new interpretation of Earth’s history: the evolution of minerals and rocks throughout our planet’s life will be discussed.  Learn about the “6 Earths”, starting with the collision with a planetoid Theia which formed Earth 4500 million years ago.  What were the 60 “Uber mineral types”, and why do we now have 4600?  This is the New Geology, being taught today in university and college geology departments worldwide.

    What does it mean for you and our students?  For space exploration?  For our Earth’s future?   

    Contact for Questions:  Diane Brownlee  dbrownlee10@gmail.com  214-704-5904 cell

                                                                Angela Baron abaron@heardmuseum.org

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 3rd, 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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  • Geology Workshop: Texas Through Time: A Tale of Many Changes; North America Joins Pangea

    Aug 4th, 2017
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Texas Through Time:  A Tale of Many Changes

    North America Joins Pangea

    TEACHER WORKSHOP

    August 4, 2017

    $35

     

     

    TEKS-Based Content Enrichment Suitable for All Grade Levels

    Suitable for Docents, Master Naturalists, and other Informal Education providers (ages 18+ only)

    Laughlin Hall, Main Building 

    9:00 AM-4PM

    Texas Through Time:  A Tale of Many Changes    

    We will  follow our familiar landscape for over 500 million years of tumultuous geologic time.  You will come away with an appreciation of all the many places Texas and the North American plate has been on our planet, and the amazing creatures who occupied it!  Texas fossils of many ages and varieties will be explained and examples will be passed around. 

     

    We will look at some resources to help you visit yourself, where Texas geology will simply amaze you.   You may collect your own fossils, or see the remains of prehistoric animals killed by an incredible flood.  Volcanoes are where you never expected them to be!  Visit a tropical atoll without even seeing the Pacific, and drive past huge scraped fault scars which can be seen for miles.  See where the very last beach was before the Caribbean Sea filled up.   Visit a far-flung mountain range that was once a huge barrier reef—a perfect analog of the Australian Barrier Reef in our world, complete with sand dollars, clams, and sea fans at your feet.

     

    Weather permitting, a walk through the Heard grounds will illustrate how clues to the past are usually nearby.  Although we cannot collect either fossils or interesting rocks, we will see both.  A story of old Cretaceous critters, a huge disaster, great grassy plains disrupted by Ice Age temperatures, and now different types of soils/plants, is on display.  

     

    We will end the session with a fossil scavenger hunt!  You and your team will reconstruct a garbled fossil dig site, using authentic Heard study fossils.  Piece together a story of climate changes, sea level fluctuation, plate collisions and evolution/extinction over time.

     

    North America Joins Pangea:  A Geological Field Experience of Convergent Plates

    The challenge: Find specific geologic field sites near Dallas, accessible by car, where a real and obvious example of a tectonic convergent boundary can be seen on the surface, visited, and evaluated by participants, all in a one-day trip. Hey, it would be even better if there are places to collect (and keep!) examples of rocks and/or fossils! 

     

    Follow the genesis of the Broken Bow Field trip developed for UT Austin’s Texas Regional Science Collaboratives in 2016. Take the virtual trip itself.   Visit a landscape that vividly demonstrates that the past is still with us.  See how the events of 300 MYA shaped a surprisingly complete picture of a continental collision.  Complete the day by using your skills to investigate and identify the rocks and minerals collected onsite, and see for yourself how the rocks “ground check” the conclusions.  Learn how to locate and recognize these tectonic patterns in other places.

     

     

    Contact for Questions:  Diane Brownlee   214-704-5904 cell

                                                                Angela Baron abaron@heardmuseum.org

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  • Nature Story Time

    Aug 4th, 2017
    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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 4th, 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

    Aug 5th, 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

    Aug 6th, 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

    Aug 8th, 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

    Aug 9th, 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

    Aug 10th, 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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  • Nature Story Time

    Aug 11th, 2017
    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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 11th, 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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  • Zip Line Day

    Aug 12th, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487 ft. zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-reservations required.

    Click date to register: August 12

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 12th, 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

    Aug 13th, 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

    Aug 15th, 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

    Aug 16th, 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

    Aug 17th, 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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  • Nature Story Time

    Aug 18th, 2017
    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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 18th, 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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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks

    Aug 19th, 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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 19th, 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

    Aug 20th, 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

    Aug 22nd, 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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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  • Nature Story Time

    Aug 25th, 2017
    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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 25th, 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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

    Aug 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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 31st, 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 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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 2nd, 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 3rd, 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 5th, 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 6th, 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 7th, 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 8th, 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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  • Zip Line Day

    Sep 9th, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487 ft. zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-reservations required.

    Click date to register: September 9

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 9th, 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 10th, 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 12th, 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 13th, 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 14th, 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 15th, 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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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Fall Wildflowers and Plants

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

    Come walk with members of the Native Plant Society of Texas and learn about the plants that wait to bloom in the late summer and early fall. You may even be able to collect some seeds to carry home or to another garden.

    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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 16th, 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 17th, 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 19th, 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 20th, 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 21st, 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 22nd, 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 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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  • 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

    You’re invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Heard’s opening with us! Please join us for activities and refreshments (while supplies last). More details coming soon.

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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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  • 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 teeth, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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