• Shark Week Celebration

    Jul 22nd, 2018
    1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Join us on July 22 as we celebrate the beginning of Shark Week from 1:30-4:30 p.m.!

    At 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., Mick Tune of Dallas Paleontological Society will offer talks (geared toward both kids and adults) about sharks, their fossils and how you can learn how to find your own. He’ll also talk about other residents of prehistoric oceans. Two 9-foot sharks from StageWorthy Arts will oversee the space.

    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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  • Special Summer Monday Hours

    Jul 23rd, 2018
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Heard will be open for general admission from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11, 18, 15 and July 9, 16, 23, 30. Guests may not be admitted after 2 p.m. on these dates.

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

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  • SOLD OUT - Nature Art Camp

    Jul 23rd, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Youth artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 1

    Jul 23rd, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Nature Art Camp

    Jul 24th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Youth artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 1

    Jul 24th, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Nature Art Camp

    Jul 25th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Youth artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 1

    Jul 25th, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Nature Art Camp

    Jul 26th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Youth artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 1

    Jul 26th, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Nature Art Camp

    Jul 27th, 2018
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Youth artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to create their own art inspired by nature and live animals. Each day, a different type of medium will be explored. All art supplies are included. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 1

    Jul 27th, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Jul 27th, 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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  • Magical Moth Night

    Jul 28th, 2018
    8:00pm - 11:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Experience the magic of moths. These insects are often thought of as being less interesting than their popular lepidopteran cousins, butterflies. But on this night, we’ll dispel this myth and show you the fascinating, flitting world of these winged beauties. Not only are they important pollinators, but they are also excellent indicators of the health of their natural environments.

    Magical Moth Night will begin at 8:00pm with Melanie Schuchart, one of our key entomology volunteers, giving an insightful talk about these amazing creatures. After the talk, our trail guides will lead you into the sanctuary to experience the Heard’s nature at night. Your guided hike will end at one of the observation stations, where you’ll be able to study moths firsthand through the use of non-lethal catch and release methods. The diversity of what you will find may come as surprise!

    This event will also feature our new 4-foot diameter Magic Planet digital global display as it illustrates the night sky in a whole new way. Light snacks and family-friendly activities, such as face/arm painting and exhibit hall admission, will be included.
     

    Tickets

    $19/non-member; $16/Heard Museum Members* (Age 3 years through adult).

    Click here to purchase tickets.

    Closed toed shoes, long pants, and bug spray are recommended. Participants will be outdoors for at least an hour.

    Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Hikes are at least an hour long and include varied terrain and may not be suitable for children under 5 years. Admission for toddlers and infants 2 years and under is free, but they must be in a carrier or backpack. Strollers are prohibited.

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  • Special Summer Monday Hours

    Jul 30th, 2018
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Heard will be open for general admission from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11, 18, 15 and July 9, 16, 23, 30. Guests may not be admitted after 2 p.m. on these dates.

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

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  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 2

    Jul 30th, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. In Keeper Camp 2, continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.

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  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 2

    Jul 31st, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. In Keeper Camp 2, continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.

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  • Geology Workshops for Educators

    Aug 1st, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Rock your classroom with earth science!

    Click here for workshop descriptions

    Each workshop is designed to help you better understand and communicate the geological content presented. You will leave with useful resources to help your students excel in earth science, including interesting classroom materials, outstanding specimen kits, and maybe even one of our many door prizes. Programs are facilitated by a professional geophysicist with extensive teaching experience. Participants will receive a Heard certificate of completion of 6-6.5 hours of continuing education in Earth Science.

    These programs are geared towards educators; however, all adults (ages 18+) that are interested in Earth Sciences are welcome to participate! Suitable for:  teachers, docents, Master Naturalists, interested adults, and accompanied curious youth ages 13-18 (who must be in the classroom with adult during class).

    Pre-registration required. 

    For more information about these programs, please call Diane Brownlee at 972-931-1502 or email at dbrownlee10@gmail.com

    Workshop 1:  August 1, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM 
    • $35
    • Morning session:  Plate Tectonics, A-Z
    • Afternoon session: The “Dynamic Duo” Weathering and Erosion

    Workshop 2: August 2, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM
    • $50  
    • Morning Session:  Rock and Mineral Identification and the Rock Cycle (With Guided Hands-on Practice)   
      • 1 Rock and 1 Mineral kit is INCLUDED with EACH registration (a $50 value in themselves)           
      • Guided practice will include learning to use an on-line tool,  https://www.mindat.org/ 
    • Afternoon Session:  “Rock and Mineral Evolution” Updated Geology Timeline

    Workshop 3:  August 3, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM  
    • $35
    • Morning Session:  Texas Through Time:  A Tale of Many Changes
      • Includes a fossil scavenger hunt, and, weather permitting, a guided geo-tour of the Heard
    • Afternoon Session: North America Joins Pangea
      • Field work done nearby exhibiting plate tectonics

    Attendance Tips

    Each workshop will include indoor and outdoor sessions. Please plan to spend time walking outside on uneven terrain. Wear long pants with closed-toe shoes (no sandals or shoes with holes on the sides, please).

    Bring

    • Lunch
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Insect repellant that protects against chiggers and ticks
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Notebook
    • Extra pair of shoes
    These classes are heavily subsidized by the Texas Energy Council, the Dallas Geophysical Society, and the Jim and Gail Spann Foundation.
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  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 2

    Aug 1st, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. In Keeper Camp 2, continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.

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  • Geology Workshops for Educators

    Aug 2nd, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Rock your classroom with earth science!

    Click here for workshop descriptions

    Each workshop is designed to help you better understand and communicate the geological content presented. You will leave with useful resources to help your students excel in earth science, including interesting classroom materials, outstanding specimen kits, and maybe even one of our many door prizes. Programs are facilitated by a professional geophysicist with extensive teaching experience. Participants will receive a Heard certificate of completion of 6-6.5 hours of continuing education in Earth Science.

    These programs are geared towards educators; however, all adults (ages 18+) that are interested in Earth Sciences are welcome to participate! Suitable for:  teachers, docents, Master Naturalists, interested adults, and accompanied curious youth ages 13-18 (who must be in the classroom with adult during class).

    Pre-registration required. 

    For more information about these programs, please call Diane Brownlee at 972-931-1502 or email at dbrownlee10@gmail.com

    Workshop 1:  August 1, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM 
    • $35
    • Morning session:  Plate Tectonics, A-Z
    • Afternoon session: The “Dynamic Duo” Weathering and Erosion

    Workshop 2: August 2, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM
    • $50  
    • Morning Session:  Rock and Mineral Identification and the Rock Cycle (With Guided Hands-on Practice)   
      • 1 Rock and 1 Mineral kit is INCLUDED with EACH registration (a $50 value in themselves)           
      • Guided practice will include learning to use an on-line tool,  https://www.mindat.org/ 
    • Afternoon Session:  “Rock and Mineral Evolution” Updated Geology Timeline

    Workshop 3:  August 3, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM  
    • $35
    • Morning Session:  Texas Through Time:  A Tale of Many Changes
      • Includes a fossil scavenger hunt, and, weather permitting, a guided geo-tour of the Heard
    • Afternoon Session: North America Joins Pangea
      • Field work done nearby exhibiting plate tectonics

    Attendance Tips

    Each workshop will include indoor and outdoor sessions. Please plan to spend time walking outside on uneven terrain. Wear long pants with closed-toe shoes (no sandals or shoes with holes on the sides, please).

    Bring

    • Lunch
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Insect repellant that protects against chiggers and ticks
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Notebook
    • Extra pair of shoes
    These classes are heavily subsidized by the Texas Energy Council, the Dallas Geophysical Society, and the Jim and Gail Spann Foundation.
    More Details
  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 2

    Aug 2nd, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. In Keeper Camp 2, continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.

    More Details
  • Geology Workshops for Educators

    Aug 3rd, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Rock your classroom with earth science!

    Click here for workshop descriptions

    Each workshop is designed to help you better understand and communicate the geological content presented. You will leave with useful resources to help your students excel in earth science, including interesting classroom materials, outstanding specimen kits, and maybe even one of our many door prizes. Programs are facilitated by a professional geophysicist with extensive teaching experience. Participants will receive a Heard certificate of completion of 6-6.5 hours of continuing education in Earth Science.

    These programs are geared towards educators; however, all adults (ages 18+) that are interested in Earth Sciences are welcome to participate! Suitable for:  teachers, docents, Master Naturalists, interested adults, and accompanied curious youth ages 13-18 (who must be in the classroom with adult during class).

    Pre-registration required. 

    For more information about these programs, please call Diane Brownlee at 972-931-1502 or email at dbrownlee10@gmail.com

    Workshop 1:  August 1, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM 
    • $35
    • Morning session:  Plate Tectonics, A-Z
    • Afternoon session: The “Dynamic Duo” Weathering and Erosion

    Workshop 2: August 2, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM
    • $50  
    • Morning Session:  Rock and Mineral Identification and the Rock Cycle (With Guided Hands-on Practice)   
      • 1 Rock and 1 Mineral kit is INCLUDED with EACH registration (a $50 value in themselves)           
      • Guided practice will include learning to use an on-line tool,  https://www.mindat.org/ 
    • Afternoon Session:  “Rock and Mineral Evolution” Updated Geology Timeline

    Workshop 3:  August 3, 2018   

    • 9:00 – 4:00 PM  
    • $35
    • Morning Session:  Texas Through Time:  A Tale of Many Changes
      • Includes a fossil scavenger hunt, and, weather permitting, a guided geo-tour of the Heard
    • Afternoon Session: North America Joins Pangea
      • Field work done nearby exhibiting plate tectonics

    Attendance Tips

    Each workshop will include indoor and outdoor sessions. Please plan to spend time walking outside on uneven terrain. Wear long pants with closed-toe shoes (no sandals or shoes with holes on the sides, please).

    Bring

    • Lunch
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Insect repellant that protects against chiggers and ticks
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Notebook
    • Extra pair of shoes
    These classes are heavily subsidized by the Texas Energy Council, the Dallas Geophysical Society, and the Jim and Gail Spann Foundation.
    More Details
  • SOLD OUT - Keeper Camp 2

    Aug 3rd, 2018
    9:30am - 2:30pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    SOLD OUT - Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them. In Keeper Camp 2, continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.

    More Details
  • Nature Story Time

    Aug 3rd, 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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  • Nature Story Time

    Aug 10th, 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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  • Nature Story Time

    Aug 17th, 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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  • Third Saturday Nature Talks

    Aug 18th, 2018
    9:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Third Saturday Nature Talks are offered monthly. These programs are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. Click here to learn more about Third Saturday Nature Talks.

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

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