Stephanie Jennings
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Diabloceratops Diabloceratops is one of many dinosaurs species guests to the Heard Museum will be able to see from September 17, 2016 through February 19, 2017.

From September 17, 2016 to February 19, 2017, visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs. During the eleventh annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. These animatronic dinosaurs move and roar, providing an experience sure to captivate visitors who will be able to also learn interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Utahraptor, a Parasaurolophus, an Iguanodon, an Ornithomimus, a Diabloceratops, an Elaphrosaurus, an Amargasaurus and a specially-painted Stegosaurus.

The artwork on the Stegosaurus is a result of the winning entry from this summer’s Design-a-Dino Coloring Contest. On September 17th, the Heard staff will unveil the winning entry at 11 a.m. to the public—including the winning artist. The Heard invites the public to join them for the fun unveiling and to be one of the first to see the creative artwork.

Children will also have the opportunity to play on static baby dinosaurs and on a photo-op Pachyrhinosaurus. The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit trail is jogging stroller friendly (umbrella strollers not recommended), giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together.

Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5 and ClifKid and powered by GDF Suez. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard, who was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard’s mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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