Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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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

Date Night at the Heard

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

Date Night at the Heard will be a fun, outdoor fundraising event benefiting Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. This event will feature live classic rock music, dancing, a cash bar, food trucks and more. The event will be held on June 4, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Heard Natural ScienceRead More

$20

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

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

From June 4 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 stagesRead More

$12

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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

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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

Second 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

$10

Guided Trail

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

Experience the ecology, geology, flora, and fauna of the Heard Sanctuary. Led by our trained guides, your group will spend 45-60 minutes hiking our unique landscape. See the schedule for additional dates. Have a group of 10 or more? We may be able to arrange a private hike for your group; contact us for availability.Read More

$13

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 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. Individuals and small groups (comprised of nine or fewer persons) are welcome to participateRead More

$12

Spring Break Mini Camps

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

Each mini-camp explores a different topic, a hike on the sanctuary, a live animal visitor (no contact), and a take-home project. Preregistration required. Participants should dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes suitable for walking on uneven gravel. Participants may wish to bring water in a carrier. Pre-registration is required.

$24

3-Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

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

Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. No experience is necessary for any of theRead More

$42

Scouting Workshops

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

Interested in earning a badge or looking for a fun nature-based activity for your group? Our badge workshops might be just what you need. Each two hour workshop is specifically geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they are open to any interested groups. Dallas Area

$15

Halloween at the Heard

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

Experience Collin County’s premier family-friendly Halloween event at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail. Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of a family-friendly movie onRead More

$15
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