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Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in McKinney Texas, is the result of Bessie Heard’s vision for the future and her commitment to the community and North Texas.

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, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment.

The Heard’s purpose is threefold: education, conservation, and preservation. In keeping with Miss Heard’s vision, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation through education.

The emphasis of the Heard’s education programs is children; however, the Heard also offers programs that will interest visitors of any age.

Founded in 1967, the Heard consists of a 289 acre nature preserve 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, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment.

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Heard Museum offers Spring Break Activities for Families

North Texas families looking to stay close to home during spring break will find a variety of fun and educational activities to participate in just minutes away from most...
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Heard Museum to Bring Holiday Festivities into Nature for Fundraiser Next Weekend

Bundle up your family, get out of the house, and experience the most unique family-friendly holiday event in North Texas. On December 14 and 15, 2018 from 6:30 to...
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Could You Use a Date with Nature?

Spending time in nature is beneficial to our health in so many ways. You may have observed this, but also study after study tells us that time in nature...

Events

Fri, January 2510:30 AM

Nature Story Time

Fri, February 110:30 AM

Nature Story Time

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