Address

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069
972.562.5566

Please visit the following links for Hours of Operation and Ticketing.

FAQ

How can I obtain additional information about the ropes course?

Please visit the Ropes Course information page or contact Samantha Smith at ropes@heardmuseum.org or 972.832.0670

Where can I find directions to the ropes course?

Please note that all ropes course programs are available only by reservation. Please make sure to reserve your program or spot in one of our pre-scheduled programs before visiting the ropes course. If you have signed up for a program already, directions to the ropes course from the main museum building can be found here.

Where can I find the Heard's social media pages?

The Heard can be found on social media through the following links: 

Where can I find a copy of the Heard Trail Map?

The Heard Trail Map can be located at this link or please ask for a copy at the museum's front desk.

View other Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

Directions

Notice

There is a neighboring construction zone at the entrance to the Heard off of Country Club Road. Please note that the Heard is still open and proceed down the driveway as usual.

From the South - Option 1

  • From South, heading northward on 75/Central Expressway
  • Head North on Central Expy/US-75 N
  • Take exit 38C toward Texas 5
  • Merge onto TX-399 Spur East - 0.5 mi
  • Turn right onto Greenville Dr (signs for Texas 5 S/Allen) - 0.7 mi
  • Turn left onto Country Club Rd - 1.0 mi
  • Turn left onto Nature Pl - 0.1 mi
  • Arrive at 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069

From the south - Option 2

  • From South , heading northward via Central Expressway, Stacy Rd and Country Club Road
  • Head northeast on Central Expy/US-75 N
  • Turn right (east) onto Stacy Rd - 2.8 mi
  • Turn left (north) onto Farm to Market 1378 N/Country Club Rd - 2.3 mi (Please note that this is a narrow winding road. Please proceed carefully, particularly in school buses. Always obey posted speed limits.)
  • Turn right (north) onto Nature Pl - 0.1 mi (This is a sharp right turn. Please proceed slowly and carefully, particularly in school buses.)
  • Arrive at 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069

From the West

  • From West via Sam Rayburn Tollway/121 (Partial toll road)
  • Merge onto Sam Rayburn Tollway (Partial toll road)
  • Continue onto TX-399 Spur East
  • Turn right onto Greenville Dr (signs for Texas 5 S/Allen) - 0.7 mi
  • Turn left onto Country Club Rd - 1.0 mi
  • Turn left onto Nature Pl - 0.1 mi
  • Arrive at 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069

Please Note: Hwy 121 is now open! If you are traveling to the Heard from the west side of the DFW metroplex, this may be a good route to use; however, GPS units may tell you otherwise. Please note that toll rates may apply. Access roads to Hwy 121 are not tolled.

From the North

  • From North via Hwy 5/McDonald (starting point Central Expressway/ US-75 at 380)
  • Head east on W University Dr toward N Redbud Blvd - 1.4 mi
  • Turn right onto N McDonald St - 3.4 mi
  • Slight left onto S McDonald St - 381 ft
  • Continue onto Greenville Dr - 0.7 mi
  • Turn left onto Country Club Rd - 1.0 mi
  • Turn left onto Nature Pl - 0.1 mi
  • Arrive at 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75059