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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney

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  • 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 »
  • There are several trails in varying lengths. It's a place you can go again and again to spend time in nature  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quant little museum in McKinney with a rich history. Great spot for the kiddos!
  • 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!

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