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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: One Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone Number: 972-562-5566
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape...
Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape to nature.
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Dinosaur Exhibit

Took grandchildren to see the dinosaur exhibit, and they absolutely loved it. The dinosaurs scared them at first, but after they realized they weren't real, they really got into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took grandchildren to see the dinosaur exhibit, and they absolutely loved it. The dinosaurs scared them at first, but after they realized they weren't real, they really got into it. Nice place to take the younger children.

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Garland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Traveled with small children who really enjoyed the adventure. A picnic lunch was the perfect ending to our day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've been a photographer for years, but untill a few years ago, I had no way to share my work with others. Now, I enter the contest every year! And while there may be a slight fee of 5 dollars per photo you put in, the end result is worth it. Not only do I now have work displayed, but... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Ice been going to the museum for years. All my children would go on field trips and still talk about things they learned there. The museum is small but informative and the trails and outdoor areas truly give the children a learning experience that is ever changing.

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Thame, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I've been here twice and not seen the whole place. The first time I walked on the boardwalks over the wetlands and through the trees, I really enjoyed it ; due to the rain there were plenty of things to see and as it was Spring loads of flowers in the prairie areas. Reasonable entry fee, loads of things for... More 

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Sesser, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Helpful staff, easy to access, small venue, would be better but the trails, 3 out of 5 were flooded. Trails we walked were well maintained and small museum was interesting

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Been here several times. Grandkids love the place and they can work off their high energy levels - at least for a few hours. Dinosaur animatronics are special, the May plant sales are nice, and the facilities are well kept. A bit worried though about encroaching residential areas around the woodsy setting. Hope they keep it secluded and as close... More 

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Little Elm, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Took family from out of town to Museum and was looking forward to showing the kids the animated dinosaurs on the walk. Got there, it was a warm day, walked and never saw a one so turned around and saw the few live critters in cages which grandkids liked. The museum was interesting was larger than I thought it would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I brought my niece here for a fun outing. We walked some of the trails (bring plenty of water) and visited all the different sections of the museum. There were ways to entertain her at every corner & she was excited to learn new things. The gift shop is great as well. The animal exhibit was nice. There is a... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The first time I visited the Heard was on a fifth-grade field trip. We were allowed to walk through the museum freely (and there were some curiosities I thought were really scary and/or gross), and then we organized to walk on a nature trail. This was umpty-UMP years ago. Since then, the nature trails and habitat trails have been WAY... More 

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Additional Information about Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Address: One Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone Number: 972-562-5566
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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