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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney

(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is a great place to take visitors or kids. In the fall they have a dinosaur event and really go all out.  more »
  • Hidden gem of McKinney. Both inside and outside display of local animals. Nature trails throughout the property  more »
  • Fantastic place inside and out Plenty of wildlife to see in tanks (like local snakes) Take a nature walk or just sit on outside deck and enjoy yourself  more »
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  • 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!
  • Great place to hike and spend some time in nature without going too far from DFW. There are numerous well managed trails of various difficulty levels and even guided tours for special events. It's best in the Fall when the trees are turning, but it's always worth a visit.
  • I have been making memories here for over 30 years. Now all the details that made this place memorable for me are available for my children as well.
  • 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.
  • Very nice nature trails. There are also some dinosaurs along the trails. It is a good place to enjoy some nature in the DFW area.