Explore the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

a dirt trail in a wooded field.

When Bessie Heard was 80 years old, she decided to preserve a place where future generations could learn about nature.¬†She opened the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in nearby McKinney, it opened in 1967 and carries on Bessie’s conservation and preservation mission. Today, you can virtually explore Heard’s exhibits and habitats from […]

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the Dallas Zoo


Are you looking for something to do on a sunny day? Then head to the Dallas Zoo. It’s both the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas, and visitors have walked through the gates since 1888.  There are several exhibits to explore such as the Simmons Hippo Outpost. Highlights include: Hippos When the exhibit opened in […]

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