12th Annual Halloween at the Heard


6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Family Fun Night Fundraiser Supporting The Heard’s Mission to Bring Nature & People Together

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.

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About the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Proceeds from this event benefit Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a private 501(c)3 organization. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard.  Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard’s mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation. Click here to learn more.

Ticketing Information

Halloween at the Heard tickets are required for entry to this event (for all attendees). 

Ticketing Dates

  • Heard Museum Members-Only Presale: September 25-October 2 (click here for more info)
  • Tickets available to the public, while supplies last: October 3

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $15 for adults
  • Children ages 3-12: $10 
  • Children ages 2 and under: free
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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The museum will close early at 3 p.m. to the public on October 20st to prepare for Halloween at the Heard. The museum will not reopen until the special event begins at 6 p.m.

*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.

Basic Heard Guidelines

For more information on Heard Attendance Tips and Visitor Guidelines, click here