Sat, September 2 - Sun, February 18

|9:00am - 5:00pm
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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069
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Description

Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. During the 12th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, these animatronic dinosaurs will move and roar, providing an experience sure to captivate visitors. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Therizinosaurus, a Triceratops, a Styracosaurus, an Allosaurus, a Tarbosaurus, a Brachiosaurus, a Baryonyx and a specially-painted Megalosaurus. The artwork on the Megalosaurus will reflect the result of the winning entry from this summer’s Design-a-Dino Coloring Contest.

Children will also have the opportunity to play on stationary baby dinosaurs and on a photo-op Tyrannosaurus rex. This year’s exhibit will also a feature a new outdoor fossil dig to inspire future paleontologists. The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit trail is jogging-stroller friendly (umbrella strollers not recommended), giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5 and powered by GDF Suez. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members. Dinosaurs Live! is open during the Heard's regular operating hours (see www.heardmuseum.org/hours).

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in October. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard, who 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.

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Location Name
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address
1 Nature Place
City
McKinney
State
TX
Zip Code
75069