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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Features Animals
Closes in 4 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting comination museum-wildlife rehab center

This is an unusual and very good attraction focused on local California species (especially birds... read more

Reviewed today
Daniel S
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fun time with grandson

Great, well-maintained wildlife museum! Very nice, informative and friendly people work there who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Benicia, California
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“live animals”(17 reviews)
“injured animals”(13 reviews)
“all ages”(18 reviews)
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1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2540
+1 925-935-1978
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Reviewed today

This is an unusual and very good attraction focused on local California species (especially birds, but also reptiles, amphibians, and mammals), beautifully set up for children but with much of interest to adults, including close-up interactions with rehabilitators, and lots of live raptors.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great, well-maintained wildlife museum! Very nice, informative and friendly people work there who appear to enjoy their jobs. Great place for kids, especially those ages 2-4 as many animal exhibits have portals at young kids’ height making it easy for the little ones to see....More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to go to see animals that have been rescued and given a better life. They offer classes and camps for children to learn more about caring properly for the wildlife of the bay area. There is an animal hospital also...More

Thank Sandiel48
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Lots of wildlife and good close up animals of interest for those under 14. Laid back and casual environment.

Thank globeHopper56
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went with my 10 year old twins and 13 year old son. My teenager was not excited about going but once here he loved it. Live animals all around with quick, easy explanations to keep things moving. The rat was a big hit with...More

1  Thank tobshan
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to snap photos of birds and other animal up close and personal. Wonderful staff and great carding environment for non-releaseable animals.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We took our kiddo and the whole family greatly enjoyed it. They have an area where you can see them with

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Relatively small place but houses good many living species of birds and reptiles, the place also has an avian hospital in house. Live Shows are arranged to explain features of rare birds. Very educative experience for students of all age.

Thank drmsp2
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I didn't expect how LWM has changed (definitely for the good) over the years. The live animals were a treat to watch, the information on display about them was well thought out and presented, the play area for children kept her busy and happy as...More

Thank cherieplumlee
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We've taken our grandkids here several times. Sometimes the waiting for feedings and other special events has seemed long and seating very limited. The wildlife and the staff are worth waiting for, however.

1  Thank Sheryl R
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Nancy D
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Response from dweiss77 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It's wonderful to get so close. Enjoy!
Monica L
10 May 2016|
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Response from DJ D | Reviewed this property |
They are small enough that they don't pre-sell admissions. You would have to fund them through traditional methods!!! But I love your interest in Lindsay and I have to tell you I volunteer there as a docent and love it... More
6 February 2015|
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Response from Angelinaxoxo89 | Reviewed this property |
There is a turkey vulture outside at the very front, but everything else is inside. It would be a wonderful place to spend a rainy day!