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

Summer Nature Camps

Event on 03.06.2024 9:30

Do you remember the joy of spending childhood summers outdoors? Register for the Heard Summer Nature Camps and share those wonderful moments and memories with your child. The Heard's mission is to...

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Event on 08.06.2024 9:00

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is...

Night Out at the Heard

Event on 22.06.2024 18:00

Join Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney for an evening featuring exhilarating live music, delicious cuisine, and a relaxed atmosphere at the entertaining Night Out...

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...

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...

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