Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

A natural science education center and 289-acre wildlife sanctuary preserved in McKinney, Texas. The Heard is dedicated to demonstrating the extraordinary importance of protecting the environment and natural habitats through education and by example.

Exhibitions and events

Magical Moth Night

Event on 27.07.2024 20:00

Join us on July 27 as we celebrate National Moth Week at Magical Moth Night! Equipped with gentle light features to attract them, we’ll explore the hidden beauty of moths and other nocturnal...

$2 Admission Day

Event on 03.08.2024 7:30

On August 3rd and 4th, join us for $2 general admission! On August 3rd, guests will also enjoy extended hours (the Heard will be open 7:30am - 8:00pm). August 4th hours are 1:00-5:00pm. Tickets must...

Homeschool Day

Event on 15.08.2024 9:00

Homeschoolers and their families are invited to join us for a day of fun and learning at the Heard. Families will enjoy a discount on event tickets: https://www.heardmuseum.org/event/homeschool-day/...

Dinosaurs Live!

Event on 31.08.2024 9:00

Let your imagination run wild as you walk back in time along one of our nature trails! Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum...

Guided Trail

Event on 07.09.2024 9:30

Experience the ecology, geology, flora and fauna of the Heard Sanctuary. Led by our trained guides, your group will spend 45-60 minutes hiking our unique landscape. NEW for Fall 2024: Guided Trails...

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