The Heard Museum offers birthday parties for children (see party descriptions for age requirements) on Saturdays and Sundays by reservation. Children will explore the natural world both inside and out in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary!

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Classic Party Package Includes

  • Heard Museum staff member to guide the party activities
  • Guided outdoor Nature Hike on the Hoot Owl Trail
  • Live Animal Visitor
  • Private party room for two hours (including set-up and clean-up)
  • Access to the Heard Museum exhibits and nature trails
  • Includes up to 15 children and 2 adults (additional children and adults at $5 each)
  • Cost: $200 for Heard Museum Members*; $250 non-members; $75 non-refundable deposit required
  • Available by reservation on Saturdays 10 A.M.-noon and 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. or Sundays 2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Additional Options
  • The party package Includes up to 15 children and 2 adults. If you would like to invite additional attendees, our regular party room can accommodate parties with up to 20 children and 35 total attendees (max 20 children plus adults) at $5 per adult or child. Larger rooms are available for an additional fee. 
  • The Heard Nature Store can prepare unique nature party favor bags filled with fun nature related merchandise for an additional fee. Please contact the Nature Store for additional information. 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Classic Party Package Questions

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Magic Planet Party Package

Make your birthday a truly out-of-this-world event by booking a Magic Planet Birthday Party! This package features our new 4-foot diameter Magic Planet digital global display. This interactive globe with a sphere-shaped display provides the Heard with compelling new ways to teach about our planet and beyond.

Includes
  • Heard Museum staff member to guide the party activities
  • Choice of live animal talk -OR- guided outdoor nature hike
  • Choice of Magic Planet Presentation
    • Solar System
    • Weather 
    • Geology
  • Private party room for 1.5 hours (including set-up and clean-up). **The Magic Planet room is located in the Exhibit Hall; for information on the room, please read the Magic Planet Party Basics before booking your party. 
  • Access to the Heard Museum exhibits and nature trails
  • General admission for up to 20 guests (no extra guests permitted due to room location and capacity)

Cost: $200 for Heard Museum Members*; $250 non-members ($75 non-refundable deposit required)

Minimum Age: 6 years

Available by reservation

  • Saturdays 10-11:30 A.M., 12:30-2 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Sundays 1-2:30 P.M. or 3-4:30 p.m.

The Heard Nature Store can prepare unique nature party favor bags filled with fun nature related merchandise for an additional fee. Please contact the Nature Store for additional information.

Request a birthday party

For answers to additional questions, please click here. Email skennedy@heardmuseum.org or call 972.562.5566 ext. 241 for more information.  

Deluxe Dinosaur Party

Available only during Dinosaurs Live! exhibit dates. Please check the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit page for the most up-to-date schedule.

The Deluxe Dinosaur Party includes the regular package plus:

  • Get up close and personal with our animatronic Dinosaurs on your Guided Outdoor Nature Hike
  • Includes up to 20 children (25 total attendees--8 more than regular package)
  • Dinosaur activity booklets
  • Available on Saturdays 10 A.M.-noon and 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. or Sundays 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. only when Dinosaurs Live! is on exhibit.
  • Cost: $250 for Heard Museum Members*; $300 non-members; $75 non-refundable deposit required.  
Additional Options
  • The party package Includes up to 20 children and 5 adults. If you would like to invite additional attendees, our regular party room can accommodate parties with up to 20 children and 35 total attendees (max 20 children plus adults) at an additional $5 per person. Larger rooms are available for an additional fee; call for information and pricing.
  • The Heard Nature Store can prepare unique nature party favor bags filled with fun nature related merchandise for an additional fee. Please contact the Nature Store for additional information. 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Deluxe Dinosaur Parties

Request a birthday party

For answers to additional questions, please click here. Email skennedy@heardmuseum.org or call 972.562.5566 ext. 241 for more information.

 

Heard Birthday Party Invitations

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*Please note that the reciprocal admission agreement (click here for guidelines) that the Heard has with Perot Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Nature & Science and ASTC Passport Program participants does not apply to education programs or special events.