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Monday Closed
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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Book a Heard Ropes Course Adventure for Your Group This Summer

The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s Ropes Course offers an outdoor learning setting that is more than a recreational activity. Heard Ropes Course guests engage in a...
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Heard Museum’s Date Night Fundraising Event Rescheduled

Date Night at the Heard will be a fun, outdoor fundraising event benefiting Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. This event will offer live music from the Blandelles,...
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Treat Yourself to an Evening Out for a Good Cause

Treat yourself to a night out with your significant other or friends for a good cause! Date Night at the Heard will be a fun, outdoor fundraising event benefiting...

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