Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

1 Nature Pl.
Mckinney, TX 75069- Map It
Phone: (972) 562-5566

AAA Editor Notes

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is off US 75 exit 38A, then e. following signs to 1 Nature Pl. The 289-acre natural science and education center features 6.5 miles of hiking trails, a boardwalk over the wetlands, prairies, a 1-acre native plant garden, and a butterfly house and garden. On exhibit are native snakes, minerals, fossils, seashells and marine life. Of interest is a children's fossil dig and Texas ecosystems display. Picnicking is permitted.
Admission Oct.-Jan. $11; $8 (ages 3-12 and 60+). Admission Feb.-May $10; $7 (ages 3-12 and 60+). Admission rest of year $9; $6 (ages 3-12 and 60+).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed all day Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas; closes at 3 p.m. day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Dec. 31. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.