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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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Great day out!

Loved this museum and wildlife sanctuary. We went during the dinosaur exhibit and it was great... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2016
mrkhirallah
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Good for all ages

The museum is a good size, not so big the kids will lose interest. The annual dinosaur exhibit is... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Michael P
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Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape to nature.
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1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069-8840
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Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Loved this museum and wildlife sanctuary. We went during the dinosaur exhibit and it was great. The dinosaurs are lined along a gravel path (need a heavy duty stroller to navigate the trails, DO NOT bring a stroller with small wheels, there are tons of...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

The museum is a good size, not so big the kids will lose interest. The annual dinosaur exhibit is popular with the kids, but creates a lot of noisy foot traffic that takes away from the normal outdoor experience. Lots of wildlife call the refuge...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Took our Grandson to see the Dinosaur Exhibit at Heard Museum. It was outdoors along the nature trials. They had lots of signs to watch out for poison ivy, but I think that was to keep you on the trials. They also have some animals...More

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stephaniejennings, Public Relations Manager at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

Thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit. Regarding the poison ivy signs, the Heard, off the trails, has a great deal of poison ivy as well as poison oak and even some poison sumac--perhaps more this year than I've...More

Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The grounds are clean and the guides are friendly. Great hiking trails. The weather in the area is normally very nice. Lots of shade to stay cool. August is pretty hot but the rest of the year is great!

Thank Jeri H
stephaniejennings, Public Relations Manager at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

Thank you for the kind review. Yes, August in Texas isn't my favorite either! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed September 5, 2016

Took my grandkids here to see the butterfly exhibit. They loved this place, especially the pioneer village. This is a great place for kids to explore and play!

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stephaniejennings, Public Relations Manager at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit with your grandkids. We look forward to possibly seeing you again soon!

Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Heard in MCKinney is a nice place to take children's. The best time to go is when they have the dinosaurs they look so real. My grandchildren love it. Also they have little houses that looks like log home from old times. The children are...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Lot's of interesting displays and animals and birds. Our 7 year old Granddaughter really liked it, especially the Dinosaur area. She immediately identified the dinosaur hanging form the ceiling in one room.

Thank Glenn C
stephaniejennings, Public Relations Manager at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

That's great! She sounds like a budding paleontologist! Keep an eye on our event schedule--we often have related activities she might enjoy. Thanks for visiting and the review.

Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

A great place to go for a walk through a natural Texas wetland. Lots of different trails and a nice little museum and gift shop. This is not a Perot class museum. The preserve and trails are a local treasure in the north Texas suburban...More

Thank robertbD3892CG
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great place! We purchased a family membership- that way we can go for an hour and not feel guilty if the kids are done. The hikes are fun, especially by the water; we always see animals and enjoy the flowers. When hiking, wear bug repellent...More

Thank lemondrop2013
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome!! The kids all loved it so much from the animals displayed to the walking trails to the talk about Texas animals, it was great. We also had lunch outside at the picnic tables and this is always fun too!! I was...More

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Fran C
February 8, 2015|
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Response from kuchenesser | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It's too bad the dinosaurs won't be there after Feb. 15, then I would have recommended the trail where the dinosaurs are places for sure, without them, it's a nice place to hike, not hilly, and there is a spot with... More
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janette103
January 28, 2015|
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Response from stephaniejennings | Property representative |
Founded in 1967, the Heard consists of a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the primary purpose of educating children about nature. The Heard exists to bring nature and people together to discover... More
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