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McKinney Community Calendar

  1. Dinosaurs Live! at The Heard

    September 1, 2018 - February 18, 2019 @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    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).

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  2. Feathered Friends: 13 Texas Endangered and Threatened Birds

    February 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - March 22, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Heard invites you to take part in an interactive artistic bird watch within the museum exploring an exhibition that features 13 endangered and threatened birds native to Texas as interpreted by fourteen local, award-winning artists. Guests will also learn more about what action is being taken to save our avian neighbors and how to help. The exhibit coincides with National Wild Bird Feeding Month and the Great Backyard Bird Count. Featured Photo: KD Hafley’s painting of the Northern Aplomado Falcon

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  3. Great Backyard Bird Count 2019

    February 15, 2019, 6:00 AM - February 18, 2019, 8:00 PM

    The annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place February 15-18 2019, it is the perfect opportunity to enjoy nature and be a citizen-scientist. This study helps scientists better define bird ranges, populations, migration pathways and habitat needs. Wild Birds Unlimited is the major sponsor of this joint project between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society. Individuals, families, schools and organizations are encouraged to count birds at bird feeders and in backyards or other locations. The tallies are then reported online through the BirdSource web site at The BirdSource Web site is a revolutionary partnership between citizens and scientists. It gives participants almost instantaneous feedback through graphics, animated maps and other regularly-updated information. For more information stop by the Wild Birds Unlimited located at 3001 S Hardin Blvd Suite 106 McKinney, or call 972-472-2022 .

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  4. Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show

    February 15, 2019, 6:30 AM - February 17, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  5. Third Monday Trade Days

    February 15, 2019, 8:00 AM - February 17, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Located on US 380, 2 miles west of US 75 (Central Expressway)

    For a unique shopping experience, Third Monday Trade Days in McKinney offers lots of fun and great bargains. Whether you’re looking for an amazing gift or trending décor to enhance your home, yard or garden, you’ll enjoy the food truck options, covered booths, clean restrooms, and all-weather parking and streets. Remember, if you haven’t been to Third Monday, you just haven’t been shopping.

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  6. Collin County Master Gardeners Spring into Gardening

    February 16, 2019, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ The Landing at Myers Park

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  7. It's all about the Bluebird!

    February 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us as Wild Birds Unlimited McKinney presents It's All About the Bluebird with Birdie Miller, Heard Museum Board Member, Collin County Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society Member, a Birder for over 30 years and owner of Wild Birds Unlimited McKinney. Would you like to have Bluebirds nest in your backyard? Birdie’s presentation will include how to attract bluebirds plus how to keep them coming back! She’ll share interesting facts we need to know regarding the species itself. Right now…It’s all about the Bluebird! his is a FREE Event! Call today 972-472-2022 seating is limited! A special bonus… you will receive a special coupon to be used that day! At 3001 S Hardin Blvd. Suite 106.

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  8. Third Saturday Nature Talks

    February 16, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Check Heard website for monthly topic.

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