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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

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Address: 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, CA
Phone Number: 925-935-1978
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Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great museum to visit, see, and learn about wild animals

What a wonderful place to take kids (or adults!). They do wonderful things here, doing their best to save and rescue injured/abandoned animals, as well as teach people about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place to take kids (or adults!). They do wonderful things here, doing their best to save and rescue injured/abandoned animals, as well as teach people about the problems of trying to domesticate wild animals. Look for the terrific LIVE owls. If you are there at the right time you can even watch the vets at work checking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I nice place dedicated to the protection of wildlife. Not fancy or large but interesting for kids and all animal lovers. We try to visit each time we are in the area to support the good work they do.

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Well informed staff that helps kids learn about wildlife in the Bay Area. There is a nice park outside. They offer a lot of educational programs. I have taken many wounded animals/ birds here over the years and they are always professional and caring. A great place to visit with children or just to go and see what animals are... More 

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Concord, CA
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This excellent resource provides educational programs and exhibits and includes a hospital for injured wildlife. Well worth a visit.

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visiting Lindsay Wildlife Museum checks off all of the boxes parents/grandparents/caregivers require to combine fun, facts and information. There is parking directly in front of the museum; however, if it is full no worries, as across the street there is plenty of parking or on the street. There is an elevator should you require that service. The owls above the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great place to bring the kids. You'll get a first hand look at the wildlife of Northern California. The birds (owls, Hawks, etc) are all perched above their habitats - looking so very close. The best part is the live eagle. They also have a working wild life hospital, where they will take in injured birds and... More 

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Museum is really a wildlife hospital where birds, snakes and other small animals come to be rehabilitated. There are docents who conduct hands on tours of the animals from the injured to those who will likely remain at the Museum due to extensive injuries. Adults will also enjoy the visit.

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a multi-faceted facility, including a wildlife hospital. I recently took my grandchildren there, because on their last visit, we took a bird we found wounded in our backyard to that facility for care. I wanted the kids to see the museum's programs for children. They enjoyed seeing several wild birds who are now residents there,... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lindsay is a small wildlife museum located in a section of a local neighborhood park. They are a place where injured animals can be brought, and so some of what you see may not be there the next visit, but there will be something else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This organization has had a consistently positive impact on the community for my whole life. They are experts at rescuing and rehabilitating local wildlife and offer some great educational programs as well. Stop by and see local animals you'd have a difficult time spotting on the trails yourself.

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