Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney

4.4
#2 of 15 in Things to do in McKinney
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is located in McKinney. Use our McKinney vacation builder to add Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary and other attractions to your McKinney vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
map
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
177 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • August 10, 2017
    Had a wonderful experience hiking the trails of the Heard Wildlife Center. Great place to take kids and explore. We saw a doe and her fawn, just yards from us.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    There are several trails in varying lengths. It's a place you can go again and again to spend time in nature  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    This was a last minute "what shall we do this morning?" decision with my boys ages 6 and 10. For me the website (on my phone) did not do justice to what we ended up experiencing but I'm ok with that a...  more »
Google
  • June 30, 2017
    There are very few pieces of nature left in McKinney. The Heard is a great place to experience nature. With numerous environments on site - wetlands, forests, prairie - and one of the highest points in Collin County, it is a must-see for the enthusiast. It isn't flashy, but that adds to its allure. Plus: it's a not-for-profit which means you know where your money is going.
  • June 9, 2017
    Great! Really neat place to see. Adults and kids alike enjoyed. Lots of hands on exhibit and animals too. Staff, Laura Ragan especially, were knowledgeable and so friendly.
  • June 11, 2017
    The Heard musuem is a hidden natural gem and is one of the last areas in Mckinney that hasent been developed. It consistence of a main building with many learning activities, natural musuem, and classroooms. Then you have the outdoor area where you have miles of hiking trails and even an old rustic scale town. They have butterflies during the summer and life size dinosaurs starting in September. The heard is also part of the Dallas musuem group so if your a member it's free. Adults are usual 9, Seniors 6 etc... if your visiting Mckinney don't miss this wonder of Texas.
  • May 15, 2017
    Quant little museum in McKinney with a rich history. Great spot for the kiddos!
  • October 16, 2016
    Nice place to walk. Good trails and an interesting dinosaur exhibit. However, it's sad that they keep innocent animals in cages despite being a nature reserve. I understand that they are rescued animals but I'm sure that most of them can be rehabilitated back into the wild on site in the nature reserve. Set them free!

Plan your trip to McKinney

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in McKinney

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in McKinney by other users

1 day in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in McKinney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans