Collin County’s premier family friendly Halloween event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m., October 17, at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, featuring a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! live-size animatronic dinosaurs trail. Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities, including the presentation of a family-friendly movie on the outdoor amphitheater stage. Kids ages 12 and under will also have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest.
Those that dare will be able take a trail detour after the movie through a Haunted Forest and Ghost Town, where they may encounter a ghost or creature of the night (not recommended for younger children). Guests can also have a photo taken in their costume.
Guests should bring insect repellant, flashlights, water-resistant blankets and/ or stadium seats for use during the movie. They may also bring their own picnic dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Tickets go on sale October 1 and sell out quickly: $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children ages 2 and under. Location: 1 Nature Place, McKinney. For more information, visit HeardMuseum.org/Halloween.