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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
6/3/2017 - 10/1/2017: Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators and see the variety of host plants that naturally attract them.

9/2/2017 - 2/18/2018: Dinosaurs Live!
See the 46-foot-long T. rex and nine life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail during the 12th annual exhibit. Hear them roar, watch them move and play on more dinosaurs in the play area.

10/1/2017: Heard 50th Birthday Celebration
Join activities and refreshments, while supplies last, at this event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the wildlife sanctuary's opening.

10/21/2017: Third Saturday Nature Talks

11/18/2017: Third Saturday Nature Talks

12/16/2017: Third Saturday Nature Talks

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