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Teacher Appreciation Day

Event overview

Teacher Appreciation Day

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary! Join us for a day of complimentary admission and more as we honor and thank educators. Explore the beauty of nature and the wonders of wildlife as we show our gratitude for the hard work and dedication of teachers.


Get your tickets now and save the date. Make it a day to remember at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary!


More information coming soon.


Tickets will be available at the door. 


Join us for an evening featuring live music and dancing in our outdoor amphitheater, a cash bar, tasty food trucks and more. The event is for guests ages 21+. Bring your friends or significant other for an evening of fun! Event admission includes free parking. 


Each teacher will receive complimentary admission for themselves, and up to 1 adult guest and 2 child guests. Teachers must present valid school ID at time of entry.



September 21


9 a.m. – 5 p.m.




All Ages

COVID-19 Guidelines

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Blandelles - Live Band

Rock and Roll the Way You Remember It

Enjoy classic Rock and Roll from the Blandelles! Their nostalgic, fun and exciting entertainment will bring everyone out to the dance floor. The Blandelles are a collection of professionals who have carved out a niche in the northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma area by playing rock and roll “the way you remember it” since 1985. They play rock and roll music from the years 1954 to 1969.

Cash Bar

A cash bar will be available with wine and Tupps beer. Beer sponsored and provided by Tupps Brewery (from a selection of their most popular flavors).



Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks. A portion of the food truck proceeds benefits the Heard.


El Chifrijo Food Truck offers Puerto Rican Fusion cuisine. You can find different flavors from different countries in just one bite!


Jilly Bean BBQ will serve delicious barbeque.


Kona Ice – We’re mobile. We’re fun. We’re stocked with the most delicious flavors you’ve ever tasted. Need a moment of pure bliss? Kona Ice has you covered. Come visit us, let our sweet tunes sweep you away to an island in the middle of the ocean. And while you’re there, kick up your feet and enjoy a nice cup of our premium shaved ice.

More Information
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed.
  • A cash bar will be available. You may pre-purchase vouchers (for both food and beverages) to save time in line.
  • All guests to the event must be 21 or older. IDs will be checked at the door. 
  • Please note that the museum will be closed from 3-6:30 p.m. on the day of the event to all outside persons in order to allow us time to prepare for Date Night at the Heard.
  • Special Date Night tickets are required for all guests, including Heard Museum Members.
  • This includes persons that arrive with current Date Night at the Heard ticket holders.
  • General admission passes and any reciprocal general admission agreements are not valid for this after-hours special fundraising event.
  • Sorry, because this is a limited engagement fundraising event, there are no refunds.
  • Bring a printed copy of your receipt–this will serve as your tickets.
  • If you did not receive your confirmation email with receipt, please contact sjennings@heardmuseum.org
  • You may wish to bring cash to facilitate purchases at the cash bar or food trucks.
  • Many activities are outdoors and on uneven ground (not suitable for high-heel shoes). Dress appropriately. Bring a flashlight and wear bug spray!
  • Please bring a water-resistant blanket and/or stadium chairs for amphitheater or grassy seating areas. Depending on the weather prior to the event, waterproof seating may be preferred.
  • Help us keep our sanctuary clean and pick up your trash. Recycle water bottles, cans and other recyclable items in the blue bins or inside the museum.
  • Visit our volunteer information page for more information regarding volunteer opportunities.