• Scheduled Giving Open: North Texas Giving Day

    Sep 19th, 2018
    8:00am - 11:55pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • North Texas Giving Day - Support the Heard

    Sep 20th, 2018
    6:00am - 11:55pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Thanks for your support and interest in North Texas Giving Day!

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    When is North Texas Giving Day?

    Thursday, September 20, from 6 AM Central – Midnight

    Simply go to www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org to give during the donation period.

    Why Give During North Texas Giving Day?

    When you give via www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, your donation goes further with bonus funds and prizes. All donations scheduled between September 10th at 8 a.m. and 19th at midnight or given on September 20, 2018 between 6 a.m. and midnight qualify. Your donation triggers opportunities for the Heard to win prizes rewarded at random or for the highest number of donors! This year every dollar given up to $10,000 will be multiplied with bonus funds when donors give online through www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

    What is North Texas Giving Day?

    North Texas Giving Day is Communities Foundation of Texas’ annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas. The day is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course North Texas coming together! North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to help build awareness and support for nonprofits in North Texas, while making giving easy for donors. 

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  • Nature Story Time

    Sep 21st, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most 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. Watch this page for information about stories to be offered.

    This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.

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  • Halloween Heard Museum Members-Only Ticket Pre-Sale

    Sep 25th, 2018
    All-day Event
    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.

    Heard Museum Members-Only Presale

    As a special Heard Museum Member* benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 25-October 2 (up to the first 700 tickets). Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

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  • Halloween Heard Museum Members-Only Ticket Pre-Sale

    Sep 26th, 2018
    All-day Event
    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.

    Heard Museum Members-Only Presale

    As a special Heard Museum Member* benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 25-October 2 (up to the first 700 tickets). Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

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  • Halloween Heard Museum Members-Only Ticket Pre-Sale

    Sep 27th, 2018
    All-day Event
    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.

    Heard Museum Members-Only Presale

    As a special Heard Museum Member* benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 25-October 2 (up to the first 700 tickets). Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

    Click here to learn more

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  • Nature Story Time

    Sep 28th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most 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. Watch this page for information about stories to be offered.

    This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.

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  • Halloween Heard Museum Members-Only Ticket Pre-Sale

    Sep 28th, 2018
    All-day Event
    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.

    Heard Museum Members-Only Presale

    As a special Heard Museum Member* benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 25-October 2 (up to the first 700 tickets). Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

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  • Butterfly Talk: Amazing Monarchs

    Sep 29th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    McKinney Monarch InitiativeDiscover 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.

    Click here to learn more about the Heard's Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden.

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  • Halloween Heard Museum Members-Only Ticket Pre-Sale

    Sep 29th, 2018
    All-day Event
    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.

    Heard Museum Members-Only Presale

    As a special Heard Museum Member* benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 25-October 2 (up to the first 700 tickets). Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

    Click here to learn more

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  • Halloween Heard Museum Members-Only Ticket Pre-Sale

    Sep 30th, 2018
    All-day Event
    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.

    Heard Museum Members-Only Presale

    As a special Heard Museum Member* benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 25-October 2 (up to the first 700 tickets). Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

    Click here to learn more

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  • Halloween Heard Museum Members-Only Ticket Pre-Sale

    Oct 1st, 2018
    All-day Event
    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.

    Heard Museum Members-Only Presale

    As a special Heard Museum Member* benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 25-October 2 (up to the first 700 tickets). Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

    Click here to learn more

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  • Halloween Heard Museum Members-Only Ticket Pre-Sale

    Oct 2nd, 2018
    All-day Event
    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.

    Heard Museum Members-Only Presale

    As a special Heard Museum Member* benefit, a Heard Museum members-only presale for Halloween at the Heard tickets will be offered from September 25-October 2 (up to the first 700 tickets). Over the last few years, this event has sold out several days before the event. This presale provides Heard Museum members with first access to tickets to this popular event. Tickets purchased by members during the presale will also be discounted $1 per ticket! This offer will only be available by email. If you are a Heard Museum Member and do not regularly receive our emails, please be sure to contact us. If you're not a Heard Museum Member, join now (be sure to provide your email address) to receive your exclusive invitation!

    Click here to learn more

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  • Halloween Tickets Open to Public (While Supplies Last)

    Oct 3rd, 2018
    All-day Event
    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. Tickets will be available to the public beginning October 3 (while supplies last). Click here to learn more
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  • Nature Story Time

    Oct 5th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most 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. Watch this page for information about stories to be offered.

    This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.

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  • 2-Hour Scout Badge Workshop: Into the Woods - Webelos

    Oct 6th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • National Fossil Day Celebration

    Oct 6th, 2018
    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.

    This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.

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  • 2-Hour Scout Badge Workshop: Into the Wild - Webelos

    Oct 6th, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • 26th Annual Sheriffs' Shoot-Out "Fore" Kids 9 to 90 - Benefiting 5 Collin County Charities

    Oct 9th, 2018
    11:00am - 1:00pm
    Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, McKinney, TX

    The Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out "Fore" Kids Golf Tournament benefits these five 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
    • S.H.E.R.I.F.F. Fund

    Since its inception in 1993, this tournament has raised over 2 million dollars! Without your participation this tournament would not be the success it has become today.

    How to Sign Up

    To support this event, please mail the registration/sponsorship form (click here to view form and learn more) to Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out, P.O. Box 1872, McKinney, Texas 75069 or call (469) 500-8488. We request that all checks be made payable to: Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out. You may also email forms or questions to: shootout4kids@yahoo.com

    October 9, 2018
    TEE OFF: 11 am
    Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, McKinney, TX 

    Sheriff Jim Skinner
    &
    Retired Sheriff Terry G. Box

     

    ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

    • FLORIDA SCRAMBLE: One shotgun start for all players. Top three teams will receive prize money based on net scores and prize money will be given for low gross.
    • PRIZES: HOLE-IN-ONE CHALLENGE: Win a new Chevrolet Camaro or Silverado Pickup. Compliments of El Dorado Chevrolet! www.eldoradochevrolet.com.
    • CLOSEST-TO-THE-PIN: Be one of two golfers to win a pair of tickets to a Dallas Mavericks game for being closest to the pin on a short par 3. Compliments of Bob Tomes Ford!
    • CLOSEST TO THE HOLE: Two golfers‘ names will be drawn at random prior to tee off and the golfer who putts "Closest to the Hole" wins $400. Compliments of Thomason Tire of McKinney!

    MANY GREAT DOOR PRIZES AND RAFFLE ITEMS!
    LUNCH: Stonebridge Ranch Country Club will be selling box lunches for a nominal fee.
    DINNER: Join us for a BBQ buffet after all players have returned from play for awards, door prizes and raffle items!

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Sponsorships are limited so please return your check as soon as possible to ensure your chosen sponsorship level.

    • Platinum Sponsor = $1,500.00 Includes four players in tournament, BBQ buffet, and Platinum Sponsor sign displayed on a putting green.
    • Gold Sponsor = $800.00 Includes two players in tournament, BBQ buffet, and Gold Sponsor sign displayed on golf course.
    • Silver Sponsor = $400.00 Includes two tickets to BBQ buffet only and Silver Sponsor sign displayed on golf course.
    • Individual Golfers = $130.00 Includes one player in tournament and BBQ buffet.
    • Friend of the Sheriff = $100.00 Special sponsorship. Does not include golf.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Oct 12th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most 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. Watch this page for information about stories to be offered.

    This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.

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  • Second Saturday Bird Walk

    Oct 13th, 2018
    8:00am - 9:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Monthly Bird Walks at the Heard The Heard Museum and Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) offer guided bird walks on the Heard Sanctuary. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours (with optional extended time if some participants are interested). If you come a few minutes late the group may have already started their walk so it is important to be on time. Walks are included in regular admission and free for Heard Museum members. These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.
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  • 2-Hour Scout Badge Workshop: Earth Rocks - Webelos

    Oct 13th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Click here to learn more
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  • Guided Trail

    Oct 13th, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Experience the ecology, geology, flora and fauna of the Heard Sanctuary. Led by our trained guides, your group will spend 45-60 minutes hiking our unique landscape. Click here to learn more.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Oct 19th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most 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. Watch this page for information about stories to be offered.

    This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.

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