You’re in luck if you wanted to go to The Texas Heritage Festival at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary and couldn’t make it this weekend! The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. due to the possibility of inclement weather. All of the same wonderful features will still be available: live music, local artisans, interactive children’s activities and more.

Presented by Clif Kid (of Clif Bar) and sponsored by McKinney Community Development Corporation and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney, the Texas Heritage Festival will feature toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’ Western music, local artisans, historical demonstrations and interactive children’s activities. Guests can rustle up some tasty Texas grub, say “Howdy” to Heard’s resident wildlife ambassadors and explore the Native Texas Butterfly Garden.

Children will love exploring the Heard’s Pioneer Village, comprised of eight pint-sized buildings typical of prairie settlements in the late 1800s—such as a school house, general store, and settlers’ cabins!

Event tickets also include general admission to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary for the day of the event and free parking. Tickets are just $9 for adults, $6 for seniors 60+ and children ages 3 through 12. Admission is free for Heard Museum Members, children ages 2 and under, and McKinney* residents.

*McKinney Resident Free Admission is available for up to 4 persons per McKinney address. Residency must be shown through a water bill listing a McKinney address and a valid photo ID or driver’s license with matching name.


When: Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Heard Museum, 1 Nature Pl., McKinney, Texas


  • $9, adult
  • $6, seniors 60+ and children 3-12 years
  • Free, museum members, children under 2 and McKinney residents
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Heard is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit and was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard’s mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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