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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Beautiful scenery! Friendly Tour guide

So many great trails to walk. Didn't realize such amazing views amd nature exited right in my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fun for kids

Fun for kids but the trails for walking didn't really satisfy me as an adult. The village and play... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McKinney, Texas
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  • Average11%
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Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape to nature.
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1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069-8840
+1 972-562-5566
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many great trails to walk. Didn't realize such amazing views amd nature exited right in my backyard of Mckinney! Our tour guide was amazing!

Thank justtravelinnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for kids but the trails for walking didn't really satisfy me as an adult. The village and play area was fun for small kids.

Thank debby751
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip to the Heard Museum yesterday makes me want to take our cub scouts on a million outings ! They were so fun !!! It is an amazing magical , learning place !!!

Thank Frisco K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interactive things for the kids to see as well as wonderful nature lessons thruout/they do the most wonderful events thruout the property as well

Thank eae777
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is one place my wife and I consistently bought season passes to. They have 3-4 different seasonal attractions including a dinosaur exhibit that my boys loved! It was really fun to read a couple books and then see the lifesized dinosaurs. Even on off...More

Thank Casey M
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I found this museum to be a little run-down and not very organized. On our walk to the front entrance, things were overgrown, wilted and/or dying. We had to step over and around plants across the sidewalks. I felt for the people ahead of us...More

3  Thank 860SusanB860
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Recently visited for the first time even though I had planned to visit many times. The place is set up to cater to just about everyone with a desire to know more about local nature and animals. The museum is very interesting but I found...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We had had some experience hearing coyotes calling out at night. The employee at the desk had a group of coyote calls that she shared with us so we could learn what the calls meant. The grounds were also interesting with lots of turtles playing...More

2  Thank Evan W
Reviewed 10 April 2018

trials are good to spend a few hours , they have little cottages for the kids to play, the view is wonderful on the wetlands and prairies not too much a museum it is small

1  Thank JLRendon
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Small museum with some interesting displays. Nothing outstanding. Lost raptors and birds some years ago; big disappointment lingers. Enjoyed our walk and escape from the big city on our way to Hutchins BBQ.

Thank SB S
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Fran C
9 February 2015|
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Response from kuchenesser | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It's too bad the dinosaurs won't be there after Feb. 15, then I would have recommended the trail where the dinosaurs are places for sure, without them, it's a nice place to hike, not hilly, and there is a spot with... More
29 January 2015|
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Response from stephaniejennings | Property representative |
Founded in 1967, the Heard consists of a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the primary purpose of educating children about nature. The Heard exists to bring nature and people together to discover... More