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 and Dino Party Packages Include

  • Heard Museum staff member to guide the party activities
  • Guided outdoor Nature Hike on the Hoot Owl Trail, Dinosaurs Live exhibit trail (during exhibit season--see exhibit information page for dates), or Animals of the World exhibit trail.
  • 2 Live Animal Visitors
  • Private party room for two hours (with 15 minutes for your set-up before and 15 minutes after for your clean-up)
  • Access to the Heard Museum exhibits and nature trails
  • Available by reservation on Saturdays 10 A.M.-noon and 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. or Sundays 2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
  • To view answers to frequently asked questions about Heard classic and dino party packages, click here.


  • Ladybug Room 
    • Includes all people age 3 and up, including the host family:

      • Up to 15 people: $225/member; $275/non-member

      • Up to 25 people: $275/member; $325/non-member

      • Up to 35 people: $325/member; $375/non-member + $5/each person over 35

    • Final price determined by headcount on day of party

  • Laughlin Hall
    • Up to 75 total people (room cannot accommodate more than 75 people)
    • $375/members; $425/non-members
Additional Options
  • 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. 
  • Those groups wishing to book a longer party or use the Laughlin Hall kitchen must book a rental through our facility rental staff rather than booking an educational program.

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Classic And Dino Party Package Basics Brochure 

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 will provide your guests with hands-on fun as they explore our earth and solar system.

Package Includes
  • Heard Museum staff member to guide the party activities
  • Choice of live animal talk -OR- guided outdoor nature hike
  • Guided time with the Magic Planet featuring your choice of the below-listed themes:
    • 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
  • Access to the Heard Museum exhibits and nature trails
  • General admission for up to 20 guests ($5 per guest over the included 20)
  • Optional: Photographs of your child and/or a birthday message from you can be installed on the Magic Planet (no additional charge)

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

Minimum Age: 5 years

Available by reservation: Saturdays 2:30-4pm or Sundays 2:30-4pm

Additional Option:  For an additional fee, the Heard Nature Store can prepare unique nature party favor bags filled with fun nature-related merchandise. 

Request a birthday party

For answers to other frequently asked questions, please click here. Email or call 972.562.5566 ext. 241 for more information.  

Heard Birthday Party Invitations

Printable party invitation
Birthday Party e-Invitation - Dinosaurs Live

Birthday Party e-Invitation - Dinosaurs Live

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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.