Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs


Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 13th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar! Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly (it is not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs). Click here for important tips and visitor guidelines.

Open Now Through February 18, 2019

Please note that they are unable to animate the dinosaurs when temperatures drop below 35 degrees. 

Ticket Information

This exhibit (when it is open–see dates above) is included in general admission (click here to purchase general admission and view pricing) and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.


Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney, Texas 75069


About the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Did you know that the 289 acre Heard Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of importance for both wildlife and plant life? This private 501(c)3 nonprofit nature preserve was set aside for conservation and the educational and research programs that promote preservation of our natural resources. The Heard is home to hundreds of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Click here to see a listing of some of the wildlife that recent visitors have spotted. Learn more about our visitor tips and guidelines here.

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