Summer Kid Camps

young children in nature

Summer will be here soon, and it’s not too early to start making plans for your child to enjoy one of the fun and educational summer and day camps in the DFW area. Unfortunately, many of these popular camps will fill up fast. Fortunately, there are kid camps for any interest and age group. Take a look at a few of the DFW Summer Kid Camps:

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Halloween at the Heard Museum in McKinney

Visit the Heard Museum in McKinney, TX on October 22,2011 from  6:00 to 10:00 pm for a family friendly, safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating that many of us experienced as children. Halloween at the Heard will be spooky! Kids will trick-or-treat on the Dinosaurs Live! Live-Sized Animatronic Dinosaurs trail and have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest (for kids ages 12 & under).

A Spooky Evening of Fun Activities

  • Watch the PG-Rated movie Night at The Museum – Battle of the Smithsonian on the Heard’s outdoor Amphitheater stage.
  • 94.9 KLTY will be live on-site from 6 pm – 8 pm.
  • For those who dare: take a trail detour after the movie through our “Haunted Forest” where you may encounter a ghost or creature of the night!
  • See the newest indoor exhibit, Animal Superheroes, featuring the special abilities of  their animal ambassadors.
  • Walk through the outdoor exhibit, Animals of the World, which will be open until dusk!
  • Take photos in your costumes with a photo made at the Clix Photography booth!
  • Concessions will be available, including grilled hot dogs provided by Whole Foods Market, popcorn, soda/water, chips, & candy!
  • Guests may also bring their own picnic dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets sell out each year, so  order yours as soon as possible.. See for more details.

Recharge Your Bat-teries at the Heard Natural Science Museum

Are you afraid of the dark? Most humans are.  Learn about bats and other creatures that are active at night–their purpose, their habitat and how they live their day at night. Study the moon phases and explore how our human limitations feed our imaginations. Muster the courage to look in your closet. Discover why there is nothing to fear.

Recharge your bat-teries before school starts with fun experiences at the Heard Natural Science Museum in McKinney, Texas. Come see the Heard’s new Denizens of Darkness exhibit, Animals of the World exhibit, and Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden.

Now is also the time to encourage your child’s love of nature.  With so many exciting activities going on at the Heard, your family is sure to find something for everyone!

Buy One Adult Ticket, Get One Child Ticket Free

Beat the “Back to School Blues” with one last summer-day visit to The Heard. Kids ages 3-12 receive one free admission with one paid adult admission.
Offer valid in store only. Offer Valid ONLY: August 16-19

Dinosaurs & Bugs Invade Heard Natural Science Museum In McKinney

Dinosaurs Live!

Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
Through Jan 31, 2011

Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along nature trails at the 5th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary.


Through May 15

The Heard Museum presents BUGS,  an exhibit featuring more than twenty-five species of invertebrates including ants, scorpions, mantises and dozens of others from the world of itsy-bitsy, creepy-crawly and sluggy-buggy.

BUGS is truly a “bug zoo” showcasing live arthropods both native and exotic. Staged in Mayan Ruins, this exhibit perfectly highlights the particular influence of bugs on human culture. Whether you love bugs or hate them, you’ll find these creatures fascinating. Investigate what you have heard about the invertebrate world by exploring such creatures as giant beetles, checkered cockroaches and enormous stick insects.  Being spineless has never been so cool!