One of our favorite Dallas-area homeschool field trips was the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, TX. We loved getting out in nature to explore God’s world. Because we lived fairly close, we visited the museum several times each year.
One weekend, my aunt and her boyfriend (now husband) came to TX for the Titans/Cowboys football game. While they were here, we spent Friday walking on the outdoor trails and exploring the indoor museum at the Heard Museum. The trails are so nice, and we all had a really good time.
We were all intrigued by this tree. You can see where it was hit by lightning. What’s neat is that it is full of beautiful, green leaves. It’s not dead. It’s growing in spite of its wound. What an inspiration!
The Dimetrodon was the dominant carnivore of the early Permian period, but it actually existed before the dinosaurs appeared on the earth.
About the Heard Museum:
The Heard Museum, in McKinney Texas, consist of a 289-acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum. Their goal is to educate children about nature. In addition to the many outdoor walking/hiking trails, there is an indoor natural science museum. Seasonally, you can visit the Dinosaurs, Live! exhibit. There are several animals in the wildlife sanctuary, as well.
The Heard Museum offers homeschool classes that meet weekly. Each class is two hours long. You can find out more information here.