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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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9:00 am - 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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Collin County's Natural Treasure

Everyone who visits the Heard Natural Science Museum will experience nature and wildlife as they explore the 280 acre nature preserve. Experienced trail guides are available to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everyone who visits the Heard Natural Science Museum will experience nature and wildlife as they explore the 280 acre nature preserve. Experienced trail guides are available to provide visitors with lots of information on the many varieties on native plants and animals species that call the Heard home. The Heard has a variety of youth and adult educational programs that... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Kids had a blast. Best time to go is during spring/summer time. Its blissful and great to connect with nature. The administrative staff are helpful and resourceful. Dont expect too much and you will enjoy the place more.

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The exhibit is definitely a lot of fun the first time you visit but I feel it is overpriced for what they have to offer. It takes less than an hr to see the dinosaurs, butterflies and live animals. I wish they would reduce the ticket price to make it more attractive to families.

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McKinney, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've been to Heard a few times. It has a nice scenic walk. It offers special exhibits like the dinosaur museum in the fall. And it has a nice little museum and gift shop area. I like it. But I think it is a little pricey in comparison to other similar sites. It is an area of respite in our... More 

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Torquay
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went with our young great nieces and nephews who are regular visitors, good place for them to get out in the fresh air.

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Plano, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

True, the dinosaurs were awesome! I also enjoyed the variety of butterflies, and the walk-in pioneer village really sparked the imagination. It really is a great place to visit and be outdoors, I think I just chose the wrong season to go. There was not too much to see even as early as October, mostly everything was brown. I would... More 

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Northern California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took our 4 yr. old grandson here, he loved all the trails and dinosaurs coming to life, and the indoor museum had snakes and turtles and interesting animal displays. Also had a large bee hive where you could see the bees inside doing their "thing". One indoor area had a fossil area with fossil's on display and even a... More 

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Marianna, Florida, United States
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149 reviews 149 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Came here with my 4 year old nephew and he had a great time. The animated dinosaurs were realistic enough for him. T Rex even made him jump once. He also had a lot of fun in the Pioneer Village and seeing the animals and museum displays. Definitely worth the visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great place to visit the outdoors. The museum includes indoor as well as outdoor areas. The staff are very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of North Texas. They have special events through out the year and offer special classes for Boy Scouts. The special classes they offer are outstanding! I have attended and purchased plants from their Native Plant... More 

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Prosper, Texas, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My family is a member of the Heard, and we gladly enjoy supporting them. Their museum is always interesting - my kids love the animals, especially the snakes! And their trails are great. My son and I regularly take the trails. He grabs a big stick from the ground to walk with and sets off with no particular destination in... More 

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