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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States

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05/2017

Night Hike

05/06/2017 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the Heard. Preregistration required.

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Second Saturday Bird Walk

05/13/2017 @ 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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Learn more about birding at Second Saturday Bird Walks! These walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours (with optional extended time if some participants are interested). Additional…

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3 Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

05/13/2017 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Pre-registration required. Ages 7+ Please note: Heard canoes…

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Zip Line Day

05/13/2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23ft 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. Pre-registration is required for all ropes course programs. More information and program requirements available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/ropescourse

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3rd Saturday Nature Talk

05/20/2017 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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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.

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Date Night at the Heard

05/20/2017 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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Date Night at the Heard will be a fun, outdoor fundraising event featuring live music, dancing, a cash bar and food trucks. Tickets ($15 each) are now available to the public (while supplies last). The event will be for guests ages 21+; however, we will have childcare available (spots are limited and only available for…

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Museum Open Special Hours

05/29/2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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The museum is typically closed on Mondays; however, on this Monday, the museum will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Guests will not be granted entry after 4 p.m.

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06/2017

Second Saturday Bird Walk

06/10/2017 @ 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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Learn more about birding at Second Saturday Bird Walks! These walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours (with optional extended time if some participants are interested). Additional…

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Zip Line Day

06/10/2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23ft 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. Pre-registration is required for all ropes course programs. More information and program requirements available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/ropescourse

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3rd Saturday Nature Talk: Amazing Moths

06/17/2017 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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Leave a light on at night and you’re bound to be visited by moths! At first glance these nocturnal insects may seem a bit boring, but after this program, you’ll learn to look at them differently. They are diverse, gorgeous, and important! Sam Kieschnick, urban wildlife biologist for Texas parks and Wildlife, will teach you…

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07/2017

3rd Saturday Nature Talk: Texas Cats – Big and Small

07/15/2017 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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There are a lot of different kinds of cats that call Texas home. Come and learn about them and where they live. 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…

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Zip Line Day

07/15/2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23ft 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. Pre-registration is required for all ropes course programs. More information and program requirements available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/ropescourse

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08/2017

Zip Line Day

08/12/2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23ft 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. Pre-registration is required for all ropes course programs. More information and program requirements available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/ropescourse

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09/2017

Zip Line Day

09/09/2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23ft 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. Pre-registration is required for all ropes course programs. More information and program requirements available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/ropescourse

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3rd Saturday Nature Talk: Fall Wildflowers and Plants

09/16/2017 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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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. You may even be able to collect some seeds to carry home or to another garden. This program is open to the public and is free with paid…

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Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

09/23/2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10/01/2017 @ 5:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney,TX75069United States
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Butterfly House open June 3-October 1, 2017 and butterfly Garden open year-round (plant life varies by season) during Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's normal operating hours. See http://www.heardmuseum.org/hours for our schedule. Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species,…

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