Want to expand your cultural outlook? Or spend a day exploring these quirky and unique museums? Look no further, listed below are several museums around Plano near the Marquette at Preston Park.
The Interurban Railway Museum found in Historic Downtown Plano features the history of the Texas Electric Railway. This interactive museum features the science behind the electric railway. See Plano’s history and take a guided tour through the historic Car 360. The substation at Plano first opened in June 1908 as part of the Texas Electric Railway. It provided the electricity to power the railcars through the city. Rescued from demolition from Plano’s city government, the Interurban Railway Museum is managed by the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation. Open Monday through Saturday; the Interurban Railway Museum awaits your arrival.
Meanwhile, at the ArtCentre of Plano, discover this unique arts organization in Plano. This non-profit’s mission wants to “inspire, support and promote excellence, diversity, and vitality in the arts and arts education in the community.” Late this year, stop by the Kevin Cole exhibit featuring the works of Kevin Cole. Or attend their annual fundraiser “For the Love of Art 2017”. Either way, spend an afternoon getting lost in precious artworks of the ArtCentre of Plano. Their hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Last, but not least, head to the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Named after Bessie Heard, this unique museum is a 289 wildlife sanctuary and natural science museum. Bringing together nature and people, the Heard Museum lets people discover nature. Plan your day by exploring the trails and watching animals in their natural habitat or try your hand at the rope course which is located in the Heard Museum’s deciduous forest. Feel like getting your feet wet? Try the canoe program and learn about the ecosystem while paddling through the preserve.Back to all posts