The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in McKinney
Texas, is the result
of Bessie Heard’s vision for the future and her commitment to the community and
Founded in 1967, the Heard
consists of a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the
primary purpose of educating children about nature. The Heard exists to bring
nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve
our priceless environment.
The Heard’s purpose is
threefold: education, conservation, and preservation. In keeping with Miss
Heard’s vision, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary emphasizes
an appreciation of nature and its conservation through education.
The emphasis of the Heard’s education
programs is children; however, the Heard also offers programs that will
interest visitors of any age.