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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
3/3/2018: Scout Badge Workshops

3/10/2018: Zip Line Day

3/13/2018 - 3/15/2018: Spring Break Mini-Camp

3/17/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

3/24/2018: Scout Badge Workshops

4/7/2018: Scout Badge Workshops

4/7/2018: Meet the Plants Preview of the Native Plants

4/14/2018: Scout Badge Workshops

4/14/2018: Second Saturday Bird Walks

4/14/2018 - 4/15/2018: Spring Plant Sale

4/21/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

4/28/2018: Scout Badge Workshops

5/5/2018: Scout Badge Workshops

5/12/2018: Second Saturday Bird Walks

5/19/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

6/2/2018 - 9/30/2018: Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

6/2/2018: Date Night at the Heard

6/9/2018: Second Saturday Bird Walks

6/16/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

7/21/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

8/18/2018: Third Saturday Nature Talks

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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