Mini Halloween at the Heard

10/24/2020, 11:00 AM to Noon

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Due to large gathering concerns and more this year, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will not host our annual sell-out event, Halloween at the Heard. Instead, we will offer Mini Halloween at the Heard on October 24, from 11 am to noon. Trick-or-treating will be available along our Dinosaurs Live! trail—while supplies last. Guests are welcome to wear Halloween costumes for this activity.

While reservations are not required, we strongly encourage and ask participants to RSVP to help with planning. Guests may RSVP on Facebook or via this form. (See admission info below.)

Event Admission Information

This event will be included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Tickets may be purchased in advance at and Heard Museum memberships are available at

Tickets Museum Membership Information

In the event of rain, this event will be held on October 31 instead.

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is comprised of an indoor museum as well as a 289-acre nature preserve with over 6 miles of nature trails, allowing visitors to connect with nature while social distancing.* The Heard is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore and preserve our priceless environment. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard at the age of 80. In a time when the rate of expansion of the Metroplex was slower than today, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard's mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.  For more information, visit

Note Regarding COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will require face masks that cover the nose and mouth for all visitors and employees when they are in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to other visitors (who are not in your visiting group) or Heard staff. This guideline applies in both indoor spaces as well as those as outdoors including, but not limited to, the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit trail and picnic areas. Guests are also encouraged to maintain social distancing from visitors from other households. Additional information our COVID-19 policies and other related information is available here: