• Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

    Feb 18th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar! Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly (it is not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs). Click here for important tips and visitor guidelines. Click here for more information about the exhibit.

    Please note that we are unable to animate the dinosaurs when temperatures drop below 35 degrees. 

    This exhibit is open during our hours of normal operation. Please see our hours page for information. 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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  • Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 18th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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

    Feb 19th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    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.

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  • Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 19th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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  • Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 20th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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  • Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 21st, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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  • Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 22nd, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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  • Nature Story Time

    Feb 23rd, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 23rd, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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  • Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 24th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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  • Photo Contest Submission Period - Heard Nature Photographers Club, benefiting the Heard

    Feb 25th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Submit your photos for the Heard Nature Photographers Club's annual Nature Photography Contest. Proceeds benefit the Heard. 

    For more information, click here

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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 2nd, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 9th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Second Saturday Bird Walk

    Mar 10th, 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. 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.

    Click here to learn more about birding at the Heard

    This event is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

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  • Zip Line Day - SOLD OUT

    Mar 10th, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Zip Line Day for March 10 SOLD OUT

    During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487ft Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. 

     

    Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or fewer persons) are welcome to participate in our pre-scheduled Zip Line Days (as available). Prereservations are required for these programs. 

    The ropes course can be scheduled for custom programs for groups of ten or more persons. For all programs, please wear closed toed shoes, and appropriate clothing for the outdoors. More information is available in our FAQ section.

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  • Owl Prowl Night Hike - SOLD OUT

    Mar 10th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    This event is SOLD OUT.

    Bring your family to see a live owl presentation and then stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails. Pre-registration required. Click here for more information.

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

    Mar 12th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    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.

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  • Kids' Spring Break Mini-Camp

    Mar 13th, 2018
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Each Spring Break Mini-Camp explores a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary. Preregistration required. Click here to preregister

    • Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade (Child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017)
    • Time: 9:30 A.M.—12 P.M.
    • Tuition per mini-camp: $17/member*; $20/non-member
    Tuesday, 3/13 – Reptiles Revealed

    Meet live reptile ambassadors, find out more out these fascinating creatures and learn how they are similar to us and different from us. Click here to preregister.

    Wednesday, 3/14 – Migration Magic

    Many animals, including some bird and butterfly species, travel long distances in the spring. We’ll learn about some of the local animals that migrate, how they are able to do it, and how we can help some of them along their way. Click here to preregister.

    Thursday, 3/15 – Space Explorer

    Explore the sun, planets and moons in our solar system! Using our new 4’ projection globe, the Magic Planet, we’ll take a unique look at what scientists have been discovering about these fascinating objects in space. Click here to preregister.

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  • Kids' Spring Break Mini-Camp

    Mar 14th, 2018
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Each Spring Break Mini-Camp explores a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary. Preregistration required. Click here to preregister

    • Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade (Child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017)
    • Time: 9:30 A.M.—12 P.M.
    • Tuition per mini-camp: $17/member*; $20/non-member
    Tuesday, 3/13 – Reptiles Revealed

    Meet live reptile ambassadors, find out more out these fascinating creatures and learn how they are similar to us and different from us. Click here to preregister.

    Wednesday, 3/14 – Migration Magic

    Many animals, including some bird and butterfly species, travel long distances in the spring. We’ll learn about some of the local animals that migrate, how they are able to do it, and how we can help some of them along their way. Click here to preregister.

    Thursday, 3/15 – Space Explorer

    Explore the sun, planets and moons in our solar system! Using our new 4’ projection globe, the Magic Planet, we’ll take a unique look at what scientists have been discovering about these fascinating objects in space. Click here to preregister.

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  • Kids' Spring Break Mini-Camp

    Mar 15th, 2018
    9:30am - Noon
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Each Spring Break Mini-Camp explores a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary. Preregistration required. Click here to preregister

    • Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade (Child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017)
    • Time: 9:30 A.M.—12 P.M.
    • Tuition per mini-camp: $17/member*; $20/non-member
    Tuesday, 3/13 – Reptiles Revealed

    Meet live reptile ambassadors, find out more out these fascinating creatures and learn how they are similar to us and different from us. Click here to preregister.

    Wednesday, 3/14 – Migration Magic

    Many animals, including some bird and butterfly species, travel long distances in the spring. We’ll learn about some of the local animals that migrate, how they are able to do it, and how we can help some of them along their way. Click here to preregister.

    Thursday, 3/15 – Space Explorer

    Explore the sun, planets and moons in our solar system! Using our new 4’ projection globe, the Magic Planet, we’ll take a unique look at what scientists have been discovering about these fascinating objects in space. Click here to preregister.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 16th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Third Saturday Nature Talks

    Mar 17th, 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.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 23rd, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Nature Story Time

    Mar 30th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Nature Story Time

    Apr 6th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Meet the Plants: Preview of the Native Plants of the 2018 Heard Spring Plant Sale

    Apr 7th, 2018
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    On April 7 at 9 a.m., one week before the Heard’s spring plant sale, join us for an informal talk and get a personal introduction to some of the plants that will be featured in the sale. We'll show slides illustrating blooms and foliage for many of the plants and provide information about their sizes, habits, and cultural preferences. We'll also have some live plants to see. Find out which plants will work in your problem areas. This is the perfect opportunity to prepare your wish list and get a head start on planning. There should be plenty of time to answer your questions. This program is included in general admission and is free for Heard Museum Members.

    (Please note: no plant sales will take place this day.)

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  • Nature Story Time

    Apr 13th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Heard Members-Only Pre-Sale: Spring Plant Sale

    Apr 13th, 2018
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    The Heard Museum Members-Only Presale is reserved for those persons with current Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary memberships* only. Guests may not be admitted.

    *Memberships will be available for purchase at the Members-Only Presale or online before the event by clicking here

    For more than 20 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase plants from a huge selection of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens at the annual Spring Plant Sale. This year, we are offering natives, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants. 

    Volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter and theBlackland Prairie Master Naturalists will be available to help you select your new plants. 

    Click here for additional information.

    *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.
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  • Second Saturday Bird Walk

    Apr 14th, 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. 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.

    Click here to learn more about birding at the Heard

    This event is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

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  • Heard Spring Plant Sale

    Apr 14th, 2018
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    For more than 20 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase plants from a huge selection of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens at the annual Spring Plant Sale. This year, we are offering natives, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants. 

    Volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter and theBlackland Prairie Master Naturalists will be available to help you select your new plants. 

    Click here for additional information.

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  • Heard Spring Plant Sale

    Apr 15th, 2018
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum

    For more than 20 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase plants from a huge selection Basic Itemsof the best plants for North Central Texas gardens at the annual Spring Plant Sale. This year, we are offering natives, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants. 

    Volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter and theBlackland Prairie Master Naturalists will be available to help you select your new plants. 

    Click here for additional information.

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  • Nature Story Time

    Apr 20th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Third Saturday Nature Talks

    Apr 21st, 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.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Apr 27th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • City Nature Challenge: Team Heard

    Apr 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 1:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk on Team Heard as we work to show the nation that DFW can boast the most species of wildlife as part of the City Nature Challenge! From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 15, we’ll have “coaches” on hand to help you learn how to score points for the Metroplex as you ID species of wildlife on the Heard’s 289-acre sanctuary. You will only need to show up with a smart phone with the iNaturalist app and your love of nature. This event is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Click here to learn more.
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  • Nature Story Time

    May 4th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Nature Story Time

    May 11th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Second Saturday Bird Walk

    May 12th, 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. 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.

    Click here to learn more about birding at the Heard

    This event is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.

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  • Nature Story Time

    May 18th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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  • Third Saturday Nature Talks

    May 19th, 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.
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