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Become a Sponsor at Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

Sponsorship & Partnership

Photo by Andres Cadena


Sponsor Our Mission To Bring Nature and People Together

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission to bring people and nature together has been made possible since 1967 through successful partnerships and collaborative efforts with a variety of local and national organizations and businesses.

Heard, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, creates unique partnerships that leverage the individual strengths of our business partners.

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Photo Courtesy of McKinney CDC

McKinney, Texas, home of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, is America’s 6th fastest-growing city and is one of the most dynamic and economically vibrant communities. In 2014, McKinney was also selected by Money Magazine as the #1 place to live in America!  As the preeminent recreation and tourist attraction in the city, the Heard is uniquely situated as the perfect place to start.


In turn, The Heard supports companies that aim to strengthen their commitment to their community, social responsibility, and business objectives. We welcome partnerships that may be brief or lengthy in duration and may include either customary support opportunities or unique methods, depending on the individual needs of each business.

Our goal is to create unique programs that also maximize the return on investment for our partners utilizing our incredible array of features, exhibits, events, entertainment, visitor interaction opportunities and educational programs. 

With more than 90,000 visitors each year, a partnership with the Heard can provide our partners with the means to impact and interact with thousands of families from all over Dallas and Collin Counties, support the conservation and education efforts of the museum, and help provide a safe and healthy environment for thousands of native Texas plants, animals and other creatures.  


Here are just a few of the ways a partnership with the Heard can benefit your organization:

  • Recognition and logo in various avenues such as print, billboard, radio, PR, website, social media and Heard newsletter
  • Opportunities for banners and signage at events and/or exhibits
  • Opportunities for education/community events at sponsor’s location
  • Opportunities to interact with community
  • Free memberships, admission tickets and much more


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Event Sponsorship Opportunities

The Heard Museum has various opportunities year-round for you to get involved! 

  • Halloween at the Heard
  • Exhibit Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs
  • Animals of the World
  • Pioneer Village
  • Butterfly House & Garden
  • Native Texas Snakes
  • Living Lab

Event Sponsorship

Contact Stephanie Jennings at

sjennings@heardmuseum.org for more details!

Annual Partner Sponsorship Opportunities

Here are opportunities that you can sponsor for a whole year:

  • Outreach Programs
  • Preschool Nature Explorer Program
  • Homeschool Natural Science Program
  • Scouting Programs
  • Adult Programs
  • Teacher Training Programs
  • Summer Nature Camps
  • Birding Activities
  • Birthday Parties
  • Night Hikes
  • Canoe Program
  • Trail Map


Contact Stephanie Jennings at

sjennings@heardmuseum.org for more details!

Multi-Year Sponsorship

Here are opportunities that you can sponsor for multiple years:

  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Science Resource Center
  • Outdoor Environmental Education Center
  • Native Plant Garden
  • Exhibit Halls
  • Classrooms
  • Nature Store
  • Picnic Area
  • Nature Trails
  • Eco-Regions


Contact Stephanie Jennings at

sjennings@heardmuseum.org for more details!