According to Heard Natural Science Museum And Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer Nicole Ellerbrock,
“As summer comes to a close and fall approaches, the Heard Natural Science Museum And Wildlife Sanctuary is preparing for their annual ‘Halloween at the Heard‘ event. This celebration will take place on the sanctuary on Saturday, October 16, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. and is for adults and children of all ages. Visitors can enjoy trick-or-treating along the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit trail, a family-friendly movie screened in the amphitheater, great food, and fun activities for the whole group to enjoy!
“With 289 acres of land for people to explore to learn about nature, the Heard Natural Science Museum And Wildlife Sanctuary has been an important part of Collin County for over fifty years. Maintaining the museum and ensuring its longevity requires support from the surrounding community. ‘Halloween at the Heard’ is a major fundraiser for the museum and proceeds go towards aspects such animal care and sanctuary maintenance. Maintaining this nature preserve involves tasks such as keeping all the hiking trails accessible and removing invasive plant species.
“The support from the community over the past year, especially during the pandemic when the Heard kept their doors open, has been phenomenal. This annual celebration will not only be a fun place to relax with friends and family, but will also be a ‘thank you’ to all of the members, guests, and volunteers who have supported the Heard Museum every step of the way.
“For any additional information about this event, please visit heardmuseum.org/halloween-at-the-heard/. Thank you!”