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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney
(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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  • Loved this museum and wildlife sanctuary. We went during the dinosaur exhibit and it was great. The dinosaurs are lined along a gravel path (need a heavy duty stroller to navigate the trails, DO NOT b...  more »
  • 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...  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...  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.