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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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Local Wildlife Museum

Excellent museum to bring the kids to, has a great selection of local wildlife. They take in injured animals and only keep the ones that cannot be reintroduced to the wild. We've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Suzannah T
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Upland, California
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Upland, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum to bring the kids to, has a great selection of local wildlife. They take in injured animals and only keep the ones that cannot be reintroduced to the wild. We've brought injured animals we've found to these folks for years for treatment.

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Thank Suzannah T
SF Bay Area
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just a great little place to take the kids. Also a wonderful location for injured native animals. They have an awesome hospital and staff.

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Thank CaliforniaKENinWC
Oakland, CA
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great place to bring your kids (or grandkids) to explore local wildlife. We have been here on several occasions and have always discovered something new each time. The staff here is extremely friendly & helpful. Located in Larkey Park gives you the chance to have a "special" day with the kids as noted by previous posts.

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Thank lovetotravel2
CONCORD
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99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

So you're not gonna find it unles you're looking for it, but this place is really interesting and informative. Definitely spend a day looking around here and learning about the local wildlife

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Thank kidAdroc
Gardnerville, Nevada, USA
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a great little place to visit and possible volunteer. Most of the animals when I was there were Owls, however they have a few other animals native to California. There was a very active Virginia Opossum wandering around it's enclosure. They have an excellent mountain diorama of several taxidermy animals. Also, while I was visiting there was a... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a great place to educate kids, see some local animals, and play in the park afterwards. Best for young children (up to age 8?). Teens can apply to work as helpers. Lindsey is a valuable resource for the community, it is a great organization. It is located in Larkey Park which has lots of green area, barbeques, and... More 

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Thank Lovetobehomeagain
Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Great accessible wildlife museum. Learn about the critters that populate California. The docents and staff are wonderful. Check the website for talk times and you can meet up with eagles, tortoises, squirrels and more. Wonderful for kids but very interesting for adults.

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Thank Barb P
Concord, California
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84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My friend would take injured birds (and such) here and they would either help him directly or give him a resource. I've been here as well. I'm not much of an animal person, but I can appreciate this attraction and all the good that LWM does for animals.

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Thank AnonymousPurveyor
Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great place to see various animals brought in to the Lindsay because they have been injured. There are usually a number of birds of prey on display which cannot be released into the wild because their injuries make survival in the wild impossible. Be sure to take time to see the presentation by the animal care staff... More 

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Thank J L
Redding, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Fun little place for your family to get acquainted with and learn about wildlife. Park close by to play and picnic

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