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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

One Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
972-562-5566
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in McKinney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape to nature.
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Allen, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The place offers a small museum and numerous hiking trails in their wildlife sanctuary. The place may not be attractive to a tourist but is a great destination for someone in the area. The museum has a lot of natural science and history artifacts including stones/minerals that my kids loved. The butterfly place was a hit with them. Carry some... More

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Love the Heard and have been members for years. It's a beautiful place within minutes of the city of McKinney with something for everyone. Lots of beautiful hiking trails that showcase the wildlife and natural vegetation of the area. They also have man-made wetlands and have canoe trips on them from time to time. Highly recommend that. Lots of other... More

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McKinney, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A beautiful preserve you'd never know was there. It's a gem. Peaceful and gorgeous. let the kids run and explore. So nice to get lost here on the trails in the trees. Butterfly house is great.

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Dallas, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

How about a hilly and treed walk through nature just outside of Dallas? They even had large (and some water-spitting) dinosaurs placed throughout to keep kids interested if that's your thing. We got some good exercise and enjoyed the scenery....all for $10 for adults and $7 for seniors. A pleasant spot to spend the afternoon.

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frisco, tx
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My husband, son, and I visited together. Parking lots were full but it wasn't too crowded once we got in. There was a big plant sale going on and some different girl scout groups there. We didn't have a lot of time so we didn't get to explore a lot. We will be back as we joined as members. It... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

4 kids from age 11 to 2 and a great time was had by all. I'm sure later in Spring is a much better time to go as more plants are in bloom and animals are out. But, today was a beautiful and our time was enjoyable!

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Warner Robins, GA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
46 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a limited review as we arrived late and were primarily interested in birding. We did not attempt to see most of the animals as the Center was hosting scouts and others for a fossil show and was very busy with little children everywhere. It appeared all the families were having a great time. The walk to and around... More

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Aubrey, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Heard is a great outing for a family with young children. It's highly educational, exciting for the youngsters, and great exercise. The staff is always helpful, and the value is very good. We visit often with our grandchildren, and it's always a hit.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Went to see the life size audio-animatronic Dinosaurs (which are leaving after Feb 3rd) and found so much more. Great place for families. Lots to see and do. pack a picnic and enjoy. Check the website to see what's new. Will definitely come back in the spring to see the butterflies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Clearly, the North Texas region is not known for being blessed with natural beauty but the Heard Museum and Sanctuary is a unique place with their own little manmade ecosystem. It is definitely unique. They also have amassed a great collection of wild animals, in and outside, in the cages. Alot of fun to watch, especially the little mongooses and... More

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