• Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 22nd, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 23rd, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 24th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Nature Story Time

    Aug 25th, 2017
    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 many 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. 

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

    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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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 25th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 26th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 27th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 29th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 30th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Aug 31st, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 1st, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 2nd, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 3rd, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 5th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 6th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 7th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Trail Guide Training

    Sep 8th, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Would you like to become a Heard Trail Guide? Training will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from September 8-September 30. Participants must attend one session per week (Friday or Saturday) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All persons interested in participating must first complete a Heard volunteer application prior to the training sessions. To access more information about becoming a Heard volunteer, click here. To access the volunteer application, click here (please select "Trail Guide" as one of your areas of interest). Attendees should bring a lunch and should be dressed to participate in outside activities (closed-toe shoes, long pants, etc.)

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 8th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Trail Guide Training

    Sep 9th, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Would you like to become a Heard Trail Guide? Training will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from September 8-September 30. Participants must attend one session per week (Friday or Saturday) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All persons interested in participating must first complete a Heard volunteer application prior to the training sessions. To access more information about becoming a Heard volunteer, click here. To access the volunteer application, click here (please select "Trail Guide" as one of your areas of interest). Attendees should bring a lunch and should be dressed to participate in outside activities (closed-toe shoes, long pants, etc.)

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  • Zip Line Day

    Sep 9th, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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

    Click date to register: September 9

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 9th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 10th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 12th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Riparian and Stream Ecosystems Workshop

    Sep 13th, 2017
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    This workshop is being co-hosted by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), Upper Trinity Regional Water District, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Denton and Collin counties, and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The program will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation and possible resulting impairment(s), and available local resources including technical assistance and tools that can be employed to prevent and/or resolve degradation.

    Click here to learn more and pre-register (required by September 6).

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 13th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 14th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 15th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Fall Wildflowers and Plants

    Sep 16th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Come walk with members of the Native Plant Society of Texas and learn about the plants that wait to bloom in the late summer and early fall. 

    This program is open to the public and is 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. Click here to learn more.

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 16th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 17th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 19th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 20th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 21st, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 22nd, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 24th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Collin County Sherrifs’ Shoot Out “Fore” Kids Tournament

    Sep 26th, 2017
    11:00am - Noon
    Stonebridge Ranch Country Club

    The Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out "Fore" Kids Golf Tournament benefits these four Collin County Charities:

    • CASA of Collin County
    • Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
    • Wellness Center for Older Adults

    Click here to view event flyer. Since its inception in 1993, this tournament has raised over $2,346,986! Without your participation this tournament would not be the success it has become today.

    To support this event, please mail the registration/sponsorship form to Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out, P.O. Box 1872, McKinney, Texas 75069 or call (214) 240-2347. Please make checks payable to: Sheriffs’ Shoot-Out. You may also email forms or questions to: shootout4kids@yahoo.com

    Each year, Heard Natural Science Museum lends support in part by providing at least two volunteers to help monitor the holes. Our volunteers also regularly sponsor or participate in the tournament. If you would like to participate as a “hole sitter,” please contact our volunteer coordinator, Laura Ragan, at volunteers@heardmuseum.org

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 26th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 27th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 28th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 29th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Sep 30th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Heard 50th Birthday Celebration

    Oct 1st, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    On October 1, we invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary with us!

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    Tickets are limited! Get yours now. Ticket price includes general admission to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Heard Museum Members receive free admission.

    • Adults: $11
    • Children 3-12: $8
    • Children 2 and Under: FREE

    From 1-4 p.m., please join us for fun kid-friendly activities and refreshments (while supplies last).

    At 1 p.m., enjoy a butterfly talk all about the amazing Monarch butterfly.

    Plus, from 2 to 4 p.m., WRR Classical 101.1 fm and the Texas Chamber Music Project will present some of your favorite music inspired by the imagery of nature.

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  • Amazing Monarchs: Butterfly Talk

    Oct 1st, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Discover more about our state butterfly, their migration pattern, life cycle & how you can help protect their habitat. Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend with an adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Talks are led by Melanie Schuchart, one of our key butterfly volunteers. Each presentation will last about an hour followed by a walk through the butterfly house and garden. 

    Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. No preregistration required.

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  • Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

    Oct 1st, 2017
    All-day Event
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Click here to learn more. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours and is included in general admission (free for Heard Museum Members). Click here to view the Heard's regular hours of operation.
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  • Fossil Tortoise Exhibit Grand Opening

    Oct 14th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    On October 14, at 10 a.m., meet two fossil tortoises that were discovered by Jim Caddell in July of 1994 in the Northwest corner of Nebraska in a region known as the Nebraska Badlands.

    About the Fossils

    Referred to informally as “Tootsie” and “Peanut,” these tortoises are Stylemys nebrascensis. While this species is similar in some ways to modern tortoises, it lacked foreleg musculature for digging tunnels. These fossils are 34 million years old. Fossils from this species are regularly found in the South Dakota/Nebraska Badlands. Jim Caddell donated these specimens to the Heard in June of 2013. Preparation for displaying these fossils began in the lab in October 2013. After four years and more than 5,000 volunteer hours, they are ready for the museum floor.

    This program is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Additional information coming soon.

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  • National Fossil Day Celebration

    Oct 14th, 2017
    1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    Come explore the exciting world of fossils with members of the Dallas Paleontological Society. Learn about ancient teeth, see casts of animals, and become a member of the "PIT" Crew (Paleontologists in Training). You can even bring in your own fossils and have them identified.
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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks

    Oct 21st, 2017
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    This program is open to the public and is 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. Click here to learn more.
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  • Halloween at the Heard

    Oct 21st, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    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. Click here to learn more.
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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks

    Nov 18th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
    This program is open to the public and is 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. Click here to learn more.
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  • 3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Winter Walk

    Dec 16th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:30am
    Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Let’s walk way back into the woods and look for the mighty trees along Wilson Creek, deer hiding in the woods or geese and ducks in the wetlands.

    This program is open to the public and is 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. Click here to learn more.

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