• Heard closes at 3 p.m. for event preparation (guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.)

    Dec 13th, 2019
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Heard will close at 3 p.m. (guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.) to prepare for Holidays at the Heard. Additional information here.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Dec 13th, 2019
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature 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.

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    *Please watch our site for schedule variations.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Second Saturday Bird Walk

    Dec 14th, 2019
    8:00am - 9:30am
    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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  • Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

    Dec 14th, 2019
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Dinosaurs Live! is open during our regular hours through February 17, 2020. Learn more here.
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  • Heard closes at 3 p.m. for event preparation (guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.)

    Dec 14th, 2019
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Heard will close at 3 p.m. (guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.) to prepare for Holidays at the Heard. Additional information here.
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  • 2-Hour Scout Badge Workshop: Juniors - Animal Habitats

    Dec 14th, 2019
    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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  • 2-Hour Scout Badge Workshop: Juniors - Detectives

    Dec 14th, 2019
    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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  • Nature Story Time

    Dec 20th, 2019
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature 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.

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    *Please watch our site for schedule variations.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

    Dec 21st, 2019
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Dinosaurs Live! is open during our regular hours through February 17, 2020. Learn more here.
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  • Third Saturday Nature Talks

    Dec 21st, 2019
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks 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. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

    More information coming soon!

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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Dec 23rd, 2019
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times. See more information about our hours of operation here.
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  • Museum Open Until 3pm (guests not granted entry after 2 p.m.)

    Dec 24th, 2019
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Heard will be open until 3 p.m. (guests will not be admitted after 2 p.m.) More information available here
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  • Closed for Christmas Day

    Dec 25th, 2019
    All-day Event
    The Heard is closed for Christmas. Additional information available here.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Dec 27th, 2019
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature 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.

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    *Please watch our site for schedule variations.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

    Dec 28th, 2019
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Dinosaurs Live! is open during our regular hours through February 17, 2020. Learn more here.
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  • Zip Line Day

    Dec 29th, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23-foot tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487-foot zip line. Pre-registration is required. click here to learn more
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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Dec 30th, 2019
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times. See more information about our hours of operation here.
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  • Heard open until 3 p.m. (guests will not be admitted after 2 p.m.)

    Dec 31st, 2019
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    The Heard will be open until 3 p.m. (guests will not be admitted after 2 p.m.) More information available here
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  • Closed for New Year's Day

    Jan 1st, 2020
    All-day Event
    The Heard is closed for New Year's Day. Additional information available here.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Jan 3rd, 2020
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature 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.

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    *Please watch our site for schedule variations.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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  • Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

    Jan 4th, 2020
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Dinosaurs Live! is open during our regular hours through February 17, 2020. Learn more here.
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  • Heard After Hours: Extra-Terrestrial Geology

    Jan 4th, 2020
    6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Our Earth is shaped by many geological processes, but what about the other planets in our Solar System?  Do they have earthquakes and volcanoes, too? What about mountains and valleys? 

    During Heard After Hours: Extra-Terrestrial Geology, we’ll use the Magic Planet to compare and contrast the geology of the Earth with the geology of other planets in our Solar System.  The evening will also feature a telescope station, an open exhibit hall, and access to parts of our private 289-acre wildlife sanctuary.

    $19/non-member; $16/Heard Museum Members* (Age 3 years through adult). Pre-registration is required for this event. Click here to register.   register

    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.

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  • Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Jan 6th, 2020
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Museum open special Monday hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that guests may not be granted entry less than an hour before posted closing times. See more information about our hours of operation here.
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  • Preschool Meet the Teacher

    Jan 7th, 2020
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Meet the Heard Preschool Nature Explorers teachers. Preschool Nature Explorers will spend the school year learning about the world around us. Learn more
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  • Homeschool Meet the Teacher

    Jan 7th, 2020
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Meet our Homeschool Natural Science Program teachers. Learn more.
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  • Preschool Meet the Teacher

    Jan 8th, 2020
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Meet the Heard Preschool Nature Explorers teachers. Preschool Nature Explorers will spend the school year learning about the world around us. Learn more
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  • Preschool Meet the Teacher

    Jan 9th, 2020
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Meet the Heard Preschool Nature Explorers teachers. Preschool Nature Explorers will spend the school year learning about the world around us. Learn more
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  • Nature Story Time

    Jan 10th, 2020
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature 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.

    These programs are included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

    *Please watch our site for schedule variations.

    Story Times are available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. Please contact us at info@heardmuseum.org for more information.

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