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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
Description:

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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Nice day out

This is a great place to take visitors or kids. In the fall they have a dinosaur event and really go all out.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pitmanpastures
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take visitors or kids. In the fall they have a dinosaur event and really go all out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem of McKinney. Both inside and outside display of local animals. Nature trails throughout the property

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McKinney, Texas
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80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place inside and out Plenty of wildlife to see in tanks (like local snakes) Take a nature walk or just sit on outside deck and enjoy yourself

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Plano, TX
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We visited during the dinosaur exhibit. Well laid out. Kept my 3 years old's attention. Staff is attentive. Lots to see and do. We will be back!

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1 Thank JSBlumer
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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1 Thank Rumsey8184
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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1 Thank Ramseymarie
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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1 Thank Holly M
Bedford, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank CDHJ2015
Plano, Texas
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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1 Thank BoldlyGoWhereNoMan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 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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