For Immediate Release
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Celebrates 45 Years
Founded in 1967, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates its 45th anniversary on September 30th.
Bessie Heard & First Preschool Class
[McKinney, Texas, September 30, 2012] - On September 30th from 1 PM to 5 PM, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary invites you to celebrate our 45th anniversary! Join us for an afternoon full of fun family activities, exhibits, animal and raptor presentations, raffles, drawings and more! Plus, get a sneak peek of this year's Dinosaurs Live! exhibit. Tickets to this event are $15, which includes admission to all activities, a hamburger or hotdog, and a bottled drink. Proceeds from this fundraising event will support the education programs and activities of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. Miss Bessie was 80 years old when she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, McKinney continues to grow by leaps and bounds (and according to the U.S. Census Bureau is the 5th fastest growing city in the country).
As the Heard celebrates its 45th year, we reflect on the thousands of children that have benefited from her dream. Last year nearly 90,000 visitors were involved in activities the museum offered. Bessie Heard's vision-her museum and nature preserve-is now, more than ever, a priceless gift to the community. She has provided a "living" legacy in the fullest sense.
To learn more about the Heard's history and our founder, Miss Bessie Heard, click here. For more information about the 45th anniversary celebration, click here. The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit features nine life-size animatronic dinosaurs and will be open October 2, 2012 through February 3, 2013.