Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

McKinney: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Ropes at the Heard

The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary contains a 289-acre wildlife sanctuary, six miles of hiking trails, and a two-acre native plant garden. The Heard's indoor exhibits provide an interactive environment in which visitors can discover, enjoy and experience various aspects of the Texas natural environment. The Heard offers special opportunities for bird-watching by providing a unique resource in a large metropolitan area.


  • 1 Nature Place
  • McKinney, Texas
  • 75069


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

  • See website for seasonal pricing.