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Venues:  Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Where:  1 Nature Pl.
McKinney, TX 75069
Hours:  9am-5pm Tue-Sat; 1-5pm Sun.
Price:  Admission prices vary slightly each season. See below.
Phone:  972/562-5566
Map:  Click for map

This natural gem located in North Texas isn’t just for residents north of the Dallas County line. Within the 289-acre wildlife sanctuary, visitors can explore trails, sit in on educational programs, get your hands dirty with conservation projects. The exhibits indoors are stroller friendly; however, the park’s trails are only accessible to jogger strollers (they are not paved).

The Heard's new Pioneer Village features eight buildings in miniature scale that emulate structures that would have been typical in prairie settlements in the late 1800s. Explore these buildings including a miniature school house, grocery store and settler’s cabins.

Admission prices vary slightly each season.

Feb–May: $10 adults and $7 for children ages 3–12.

Oct–Jan: $11 adults and $8 for children ages 3–12.

Jun–Sep: $9 adults and $6 for children ages 3–12.

Members and children ages 2 and younger are always free.


Upcoming Events at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
6/2/2018 - 9/30/2018: Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

7/21/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

7/22/2018: Shark Week Celebration
At 1:30 or 3:30pm, join Mick Tune of Dallas Paleontological Society for talks (geared toward both kids and adults) about sharks, their fossils and how you can learn how to find your own.

7/28/2018: Magical Moth Night
Experience the magic of moths by taking a night hike out to the Native Texas Butterfly Garden and study moths firsthand through the use of non-lethal catch and release methods.

8/18/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

9/1/2018 - 2/18/2019: Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs
Encounter the 46-foot T. rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 13th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit.

9/7/2018: Heard After Hours—Dinos at Dusk
Why should kids get to have all of the dinosaur fun? Join a special adults-only evening filled with dinosaur-themed activities to celebrate the opening week of the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit.

9/8/2018: Second Saturday Bird Walks

9/15/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

10/13/2018: Second Saturday Bird Walks

10/20/2018: Halloween at the Heard

10/20/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

11/10/2018: Second Saturday Bird Walks

11/17/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

12/8/2018: Second Saturday Bird Walks

12/15/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

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