Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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Moonwalk Night Hike

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

Come and experience February’s full moon with us! First we’ll spend some time inside discovering features of the moon that you can see with your own eyes and with binoculars. We may even get a few pointers on some easy to spot constellations too. Then we’ll go out on a night hike that will includeRead More

$20

Nature Connection Walk

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

Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, each Nature Connection Walk will be an immersive time spent connecting with nature in our wildlife sanctuary. They will include guided activities done while walking, standing, and/or sitting along our trails. The trails and guided activities will change each month, making each walk a freshRead More

$25

Zip Line Day

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

During our Zip Line Days, guests will climb up our new dual 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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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

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

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.

Free – $12

Night Hike

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

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 night with Heard Trail Guides. If you have ever been on a hike and the sun set beforeRead More

$12 – $14
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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

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

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.

Free – $12

Guided Trail

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

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 below for dates. Have a group of 10 or more? We may be able to arrange a private hike for your group; contact us for availability.

$10 – $13

Winter Mini Camps

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

On January 2-5, Winter Mini Camps at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary offer a unique opportunity for kids to explore the great outdoors during the winter break. These mini camps are designed to provide children with an engaging and educational experience, all while having fun! With a variety of activities to chooseRead More

$21 – $24

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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

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

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.

Free – $12

Texas Recycles Day 2023

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

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary invites you to celebrate Texas Recycles Day sponsored by H-E-B on November 18, 24, and 25, 2023! Each visitor who brings a plastic bottle or single-use plastic bag from any retailer receives FREE admission. Help us conserve and protect Our Texas, Our Future as you connect with natureRead More

Free

Zip Line Day

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

During our Zip Line Days, guests will climb up our new dual 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

Veterans Day

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

Active-duty service members, veterans, and first responders will receive 1 free general admission on November 11, 2023 with a valid military or first responder ID or proof of service. Offer valid onsite only; not valid for online ticket purchases.

Free
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