The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary has a lot going on this season. The Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden and butterfly talks, both included with admission, will be closing for the season on September 30, but until then, visitors can walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators that include native species. At the talk on September 7, Amazing Monarchs, participants will discover more about our state butterfly, their migration pattern, lifecycle and how they can help to protect their habitat. This program is for adults, but youths over 10 may attend with an adult. Preschool children have the opportunity to come together and become Preschool Nature Explorers. Children in each class will be engaged in hands-on learning experiences that promote an early connection to nature. Classes meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from September 16 to December 15. Registration begins September 8. The Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, open from September 19 to February 21, 2016, allows visitors to walk back in time along a half-mile nature trail with nine life-size animated dinosaurs that move and roar.
Location: 1 Nature Pl., McKinney. For more information, visit HeardMuseum.org.