To make an event more memorable, have it at an unusual place, such as an abandoned church or a leech hatchery. Find the perfect location with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $275 to rent Laughlin Hall for eight hours ($450 value)
- $475 to rent Heard Amphitheater for five hours ($750 value)
- $775 to rent the Science Resource Center for eight hours ($1,200 value)
Some venues overlook wildlife exhibits, and some offer indoor/outdoor access as well as multimedia resources or kitchens. Heard Amphitheater's outdoor location can be rented for additional hours for an extra fee. Read more about each venue's features and terms and conditions here.
Heard Museum McKinney
It's not every day you come face to face with a butterfly or a snake, but at Heard Museum McKinney, those encounters are all in a day's stroll—at arm's length, of course. The nature facility doesn't just promote interactions with animal species because they're adorable, either. Founder Bessie Heard instituted the museum more than 40 years ago, hoping that promoting emotional connections with animals would encourage kids to learn about conservation and the natural world. In that spirit, the museum complements its live creature exhibits and lush gardens with ecosystem dioramas and nature hikes. The latter are led by guides who not only educate, but also help keep kids from getting lost or adopted by packs of wild trees.