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04/2018

Team Heard: Texas Nature Challenge

04/28/2018 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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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 28, 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…

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Scouting Workshop: Bear Cubs – Fur, Feathers, Ferns

04/28/2018 @ 10:00 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Preregistration required. Additional information available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/scouting

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3 Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

04/28/2018 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Have you ever wanted to try canoeing? Here's your chance! Plus, you'll get to 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 (see registration form at http://www.heardmuseum.org/canoe). Ages 7+ Please note: Heard canoes are not available for personal use.…

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Scouting Workshop: Bear Cubs – Super Science

04/28/2018 @ 2:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Preregistration required. Additional information available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/scouting

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A Tour of the Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System

04/28/2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Get ready to dive into learning about some of the coolest, most incredible things ever discovered here on Earth and throughout the Solar System! Dr. David Baker, Chair and Professor of Physics at Austin College and Director of the Adams Observatory, will guide us as we explore the amazing features of our own celestial neighborhood— planets, dwarf planets, satellites, asteroids, comets, Kuiper Belt objects, Oort Cloud icy bodies, and, of course, the Sun itself—and the processes that make them so…

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05/2018

Scouting Workshop: Brownies – Senses

05/05/2018 @ 10:00 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Preregistration required. Additional information available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/scouting

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Scouting Workshop: Brownies – Wonders of Water

05/05/2018 @ 2:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Preregistration required. Additional information available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/scouting

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Second Saturday Bird Walk

05/12/2018 @ 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United 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. This program is 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). No reservations are required but all attendees must arrive on time. Additional information about this event and birding at the Heard available at…

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Third Saturday Nature Talks

05/19/2018 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks 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.

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3 Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

05/19/2018 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United States
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Have you ever wanted to try canoeing? Here's your chance! Plus, you'll get to 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 (see registration form at http://www.heardmuseum.org/canoe). Ages 7+ Please note: Heard canoes are not available for personal use.…

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Museum Open Special Hours

05/28/2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United 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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06/2018

Date Night at the Heard

06/02/2018 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United 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 tasty food trucks. The event will be for guests ages 21+; however, we will have limited child care available. Event admission includes free parking. More information available at http://www.heardmuseum.org/datenight. A Heard Museum Members-Only discount ticket pre-sale will be available from March 23 through April 2. Tickets will then be available to the public beginning May 1. Event admission includes free…

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Second Saturday Bird Walk

06/09/2018 @ 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069 United 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. This program is 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). No reservations are required but all attendees must arrive on time. Additional information about this event and birding at the Heard available at…

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