Address

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

Please visit the following links for more information

Directions

There is now a neighborhood adjacent to our entrance where Nature Place (the street) intersects with Country Club Road. Please simply proceed down the driveway as usual (and refer to street signs rather than neighborhood logos).

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

  • Head 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: If you use Sam Rayburn Tollway/Hwy 121, 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

FAQ

How can I obtain additional information about the ropes course?

Please visit the Ropes Course information page or contact our Ropes Course Manager 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.