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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • The museum is a good size, not so big the kids will lose interest. The annual dinosaur exhibit is popular with the kids, but creates a lot of noisy foot traffic that takes away from the normal outdoor...  read more »
  • Took our Grandson to see the Dinosaur Exhibit at Heard Museum. It was outdoors along the nature trials. They had lots of signs to watch out for poison ivy, but I think that was to keep you on the tria...  read more »
  • The grounds are clean and the guides are friendly. Great hiking trails. The weather in the area is normally very nice. Lots of shade to stay cool. August is pretty hot but the rest of the year is grea...  read more »
  • I expected more out of a place that calls itself a sanctuary. The Animals of the World exhibit was nothing short of depressing, unacceptable, and an exhibit of cruelty to animals. Below are pictures of 2 white tailed deer confined in a cage smaller than my living room. There is no room for them to run around. This is not an acceptable 'habitat'. The deer sit on hard rock floors with zero greenery...yet right outside of their cage they are surrounded by lush foliage and open meadows. The conditions inside the cage are no better than an under funded forgotten zoo in a 3rd world country. Its disgusting, depressing, inhumane, and backwards. All of the cages exhibited isolated mistreated animals suffering unethical living conditions. With all of the acreage at your disposal, you can do better. And you should. For the sake of the animals and calling yourself a sanctuary. Please raise the standard and quality of living for your animals or release them to a real sanctuary.
  • Fun outdoor adventure for my kid. She is into dinosaurs and kept asking if they would be there. Dinosaurs live runs through the fall and late winter. Great trails both short and longer. They have a few animals in a tiny zoo-like setting.
  • Loved the mornibg burd watch..great place for walking trails
  • It has been awhile since my grandson and I went to the museum. We had a wonderful time! We are going to go back next weekend. He loved the dinosaur nature trail and the many other activities in and outside to do! We are going to take his little sister and she loves whatever he likes. It will be so much fun to watch them together. He is a great big brother!!! Grandchildren are a blast!!!
  • Good to get out, spend time and cherish the nature. Nice trails and they do have dinosaur exhibition which is a hit with kids. Kids and adults enjoy equally over here.
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