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Dinosaurs Live! at the Heard.  For the 12th consecutive year the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails will be populated with gigantic animatronic dinosaurs providing a great way to time travel with your kids. Heard Museum Dinosaurs Alive

Here’s the scoop.  Visitors of all ages are invited to walk back in time along a half-mile nature trail with nine life-size animatronic dinosaurs. It is a chance to share time together while learning interesting dinosaur facts. Guests of all ages are invited to stop, look, and listen along the trail as dinosaurs move, and sometimes sing a dinosaur song. Bonus Points: This year th experience also features an outdoor fossil dig. 
For those you ones interested in name dropping, infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex will reign and will be joined by the popular, spitting Dilophosaurus as well as Baryonyx, Citipati, Brachiosaurus, Protohadros, Megalosaurus, Allosaurus, and Elaphrosaurus.  Kids will also enjoy interacting with baby Apatosaurus and Parasaurolophus dinosaurs. The best photo op is perhapd the T-Rex.Dinosaurs Alive at Heard Museum North Texas

Location on the planet. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069. 

Make it happen. Exhibit runs until mid February and for dinosaur lovers it is worth more than one visit. (972) 562-5566 or

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. Miss Heard 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. For more information, visit
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