Treasure Hunt

I spent many an hour combing through rock shops as a kid, fascinated with fossils and minerals of all shapes and sizes. If only I'd spent a few of those hours combing through the dirt of Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park, perhaps I'd be a richer man today. Beginning this Friday, you'll have a chance to see some of the biggest diamonds ever found in the park--along with other mineral specimens, a silver ingot found on a sunken Spanish galleon and some awesome dinosaur fossils--in a new exhibit titled Treasures From the Earth: Diamonds, Gold and Dinos. See it all from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays at the Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place in McKinney. Admission is $8, $5 for seniors and kids ages 3 to 12; members and children 2 and younger get in free. Call 972-562-5566 or visit heardmuseum.org.
Starts: April 3. Daily, 2009
KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Noah W. Bailey
Contact: Noah W. Bailey