Dinosaurs Live! courtesy Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary


September 03, 2022 to February 20, 2023


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1 Nature Place,
McKinney, TX, 75069

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Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with eleven life-size animatronic dinosaurs. During the 17th 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.

Children and the young at heart will also have the opportunity to play on stationary baby dinosaurs, a photo-op Tyrannosaurus rex, and a photo-op Pachyrhinosaurus. This year’s exhibit will also feature an outdoor hadrosaur fossil dig to inspire future paleontologists.

The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller-friendly (i.e. strollers with large wheels). Many guests with small children also enjoy using hiking carriers. Unfortunately, the nature trail the Dinosaurs Live exhibit is situated on is not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs.

Dinosaurs Live! at the Heard

Tuesday through Saturday 9am–4pm (on the second Saturday monthly, opens early at 7:30am)
Sunday 1–4pm
Closed Monday

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore and preserve our priceless environment. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard at the age of 80.

In a time when the rate of expansion of the Metroplex was slower than today, she foresaw 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.

Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.