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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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30th Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser Extended Due to Saturday Storms

For 30 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's Spring Plant Sale fundraiser as a rare opportunity to purchase some...
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Trout Lilies Return to the Heard

Trout Lilies, Erythronium albidum, are now blooming at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas. They are among the first native plants to bloom here each...
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Special Event Featuring Feathered Friends Art Exhibit To Be Held February 7

On February 7, 2019 from 7-10 PM, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney invites you to join in a special evening celebrating the opening of our...

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