Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Spring Native Plant Sale

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

The 33rd Annual Spring Native Plant Sale fundraising event at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will feature a huge selection of native plants, hard-to-find herbs and well-adapted plants. For over 30 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase some of the best plants for North Central TexasRead More

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in the Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. This exhibit is open through October 2, 2022.

$12

Zip Line Day

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

During Zip Line Days at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, guests climb a 23-ft. tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487-ft. zip line. Pre-registration is required.

$12

Summer Mini Camp

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

Limited spots remain in Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s Summer Mini Camps. These programs offer opportunities to fit in extra fun and learning in nature. Choose from three different mini camps: each one covers a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring the Heard’s 289-acre nature preserve.

$22

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

Through October 2, 2022, visitors to the Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will have the opportunity to walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Guests will be able to view butterflies up close while learning about their life stages and more. TheRead More

Free

Preschool Nature Explorers

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Encourage your preschooler's love of nature! Preschoolers will have the opportunity to explore all that the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer. In each class, your child will be engaged in hands-on learning experiences that promote a connection to nature. Pre-registration required. Classes meet once weekly (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) fromRead More

$250

Fall Family Campout

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

The Fall Family Campout will offer groups an evening of fantastic discovery after hours! Our programs include team-building activities, the opportunity to experience Texas wildlife, and more. Experience what it’s like to be a member of the Heard’s nightlife. And, enjoy a night that your group will never forget! Spots are limited, so be sureRead More

$29

Night Hike

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

During our Night Hikes, attendees are encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the Heard. Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of the night with Heard Trail Guides.

$14

Holidays at the Heard

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

Bundle up your family, get out of the house, and experience the most unique family-friendly holiday event in North Texas. On December 9 and 10, 2022 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Holidays at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will bring the beauty of the holiday season into nature.

$11

Zip Line Day

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

During Zip Line Days at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's ropes course, you’ll climb a 23-foot tree to our zip platform and then proceed to a 487-foot zip line. Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to travel down the zip line.

$12

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks. This program is typically offered monthly from September through June annually. TheseRead More

Free

Zip Line Day

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX

During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23-ft. tree to our zip platform and then proceed to a 487-ft. zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-registration is required.

$12
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