The goal of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is to connect our visitors with nature in hopes of inspiring within each person a deeper appreciation for the environment. Since 1967, the Heard has been dedicated to carrying out this vision through providing a variety of events and programs in our 289-acre nature preserve and museum.
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069
Tuesday – Saturday**
9am – 5pm
1pm – 5pm
Closed (See Exceptions)
*Unless otherwise listed in the “special notes” section below, the Heard closes our gates at 5 p.m. and guests may not be granted entry after 4 p.m. On all days, guests will not be granted entry to museum and wildlife sanctuary less than an hour before the posted closing time. Guests must leave Heard property by closing time unless prior arrangements have been made with Heard staff.
**The Heard will open at 7:30 a.m. on the Second Saturday of the month.