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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069-8840
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+1 972-562-5566
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape...

Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape to nature.

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Heard Museum

They always have an adventure for the families. It has walking trails. They are a little bumpy. I am a retired teacher and it was on our list of field trips. My students... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They always have an adventure for the families. It has walking trails. They are a little bumpy. I am a retired teacher and it was on our list of field trips. My students always enjoyed our visits.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my family and two grandsons and we had a blast. My 3 year old grandson who is a dinosaur lover had the greatest time. He's ready to go back!!

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Thank Ramseymarie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to just be outdoors. They have miles of walking trails, a kids play village and lots of cool exhibits for the family.

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Thank Holly M
Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Dinosaur exhibit was fantastic. Life sized Dinosaurs coming to life, great photo ops for the family. All set up on a hiking trail. It was lots of fun. They have a mini zoo that several interesting animals and a small western town replica for the kids. Inside the museum's main building there are several interesting exhibits along with a... More 

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Thank CDHJ2015
Plano, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Take the kids and get outdoors. There are some nature displays with some animals and reptiles to gawk at that are very interesting. There are well groomed easy paths to walk around in a variety of distances. There's a little mock village for the little kids to explore. We've taken both sets of grandparents and kids from 2 to 18.... More 

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Thank BoldlyGoWhereNoMan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have bought membership for $80, just minutes later I fount out that there is a groupon for $40. When I asked sales ladies they were not nice about it. I'd rather donate money and do it willingly. Staff handle the situation very poorly, I feel cheated. Not a nice way to welcome a new family into the museum and... More 

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Thank Vesta S
Fairview, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We have 3 small boys and they enjoy going here. Also went for a birthday party one time. Good fun and good environment.

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Thank butler68
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

For parents and grandparents, the Heard Museum is a wonderful place to take the kids. There are year-round family activities, including summer camps and special events like the Dinosaur Exhibit every fall. The Heard has a wonderful Natural Science Museum that is well-arranged, educational, and kid-friendly. There is also a Wildlife Sanctuary area. Plan a family outing and take a... More 

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Thank T. P
Mechanicsburg , PA
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Our grandkids LOVED it. They are 3 and 5. It was so realistic for them with the animatronics. Lovely walking paths also with a mix of sun and shade. We will be back for sure!

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Thank Bettybabe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

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 bring a stroller with small wheels, there are tons of small steps, cracks, and navigating around bumps that will make your life miserable in an... More 

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