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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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 animal rehab hospital!

Lindsay Wildlife Experience (as it is now called) is a wonderful opportunity to visit "up-close" with animals that are native to the area. The museum is very hands on, the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lindsay Wildlife Experience (as it is now called) is a wonderful opportunity to visit "up-close" with animals that are native to the area. The museum is very hands on, the museum interpreters are quite informative, and the animals are kept in a well cared for environment. The summer months offer a variety of family orientated activities good for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wonderful place doing really good work saving wildlife and educating adults and children about the importance of all living things. The owls alone are worth the trip. Hospital demonstration impressed all ages. We were able to pet a bunny and a gopher snake during our visit but that varies depending on the available animals. Their goal is to always rehabilitate... More 

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Lindsey is a fabulous to go and spend a few hours, hanging with the animals. The hospital is not always able to release its patients back into the wild-- they may not be able to hunt, or might have become too habituated to humans. When possible, the Lindsey employs these 'survival-challenged' creatures as animal ambassadors in their museum. A... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I went here a couple of months ago with my family. I think my sister got a little too into looking at the squirrel. She probably stood there in front of it for twenty minutes. They also had rare birds and snakes on display. What I thought was pretty cool was that all the animas there had some kind of... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great beginning spot to introduce young children to ecology, science, and animals in general. My out-of town grandkids always ask if we could go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lindsay Wildlife Museum and Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital is a true gem for Walnut Creek and the bay area. Not only does the museum house a collection of indigenous wildlife (all injured and unreleasable in the wild) but the Rehab Hospital provides a priceless service for the community. It is a place where you can bring injured, indigenous wildlife and they... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very nice experience. It is part museum but most of the action is in the live animals. You can see different wild birds that for some reason are not in the wild. At certain times you can watch as the vets and techs work to restore health to a sick or injured animal. Most of the action... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, Lindsey Wildlife Museum is the place to visit for the whole family. There are uncaged raptors and owls sitting high out of reach of human hands, but you are close enough to make eye contact, hear them "talking" and it feels like you are having a once in a lifetime experience out in nature. There... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My daughter & I took her toddler daughter here. She had a blast! Petting the giant bears, touching a snake, simulating flying like a hawk, crawling around inside the "tree", hearing the mountain lion sounds (pushing buttons!) & of course the terrific gift shop :) she was very unhappy when it was time to leave. After 2 hours! And we... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We look forward to taking some of our youngest grandchildren and returning for a visit. We (adults) especially liked the hospital demonstration through one way glass plus a TV screen so one could see a bird being examined. The docent gave us the bird's history, how it had been wounded, and that it would be released later that day. It... More 

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Additional Information about Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Address: Address: 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, CA
Phone Number: 925-935-1978
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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