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Heard Museum Green Living Family Festival In McKinney

Earth Day might have been last Friday, but the Heard Museum in McKinney is continuing the celebrations with their Green Living Family Festival.

Saturday, April 30th from 9AM to 5PM the museum has a full day of activities.  From their website…

At the Amphitheater

Heard Live Animal Presentation – 9:45 to 10:15

Blackland Prairie Raptor Show  –  10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

McKinney Community Band – Noon to 1 p.m.

Heard Animal Presentation – 1:30 to 2 p.m.

Square Foot Vegetable Gardening Presentation -2:15 to 3 p.m.

Heard Animal Presentation – 3 to 3:30 p.m.

animals of the world


Native Plant/Butterfly Garden Walks & Talks – 10:15 to 10:45; 4:05 to 4:45 p.m.

Guided Trail Tours – 11:30 to noon; 1 to 1:30 p.m.; 3:30 to 4 p.m.

hoot owl trail

FREE Canoe Try-Outs

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
(children 7 and up only and must be accompanied by an adult)

Book signing

From 9AM-2PM, meet Skyler Ball, an Allen, Texas first grade student and author of Let’s Green Things Up. Skyler and his dad worked together to write and illustrate a children’s book in which Skyler encourages kids to do what they can to make their homes, their cities, and the world healthier places to live. Read more about Skyler here.


Texas Roadhouse on site serving grilled hot dogs/hamburgers – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And more!

The Second Chance SPCA will be on hand 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live animal adoptions!

All guests are encouraged to play our “Black-Out Bingo Game” by getting a stamp when they visit all of our participating vendors.  Turn in your completed Bingo Form at the front desk and receive a special prize!

Other activities will include an inflatable slide and kite flying. The Dallas Area Kite-Flyers Association will demonstrate their kite-flying skills from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own kites to also fly in the Heard Meadow.  Or, The Heard will have some kites for sale, including a kid’s kite that gives them the opportunity to color and design their own kite.

Gold Class Cinemas will “free dessert” coupons to our guests as a prize for our “Vendor Black-Out Bingo,” while supplies last. Texas Roadhouse will provide $5 coupons as a prize for our “Vendor Black-Out Bingo,” while supplies last.

McKinney residents will enjoy free* admission to the museum and to this event for the day! *Please provide driver’s license or recent water bill as proof of residency.

Admission for non-McKinney residents is our standard admission: $9 adults, $6 seniors & kids 3-12.  Kids 2 & under are free.

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