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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Address: 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, CA
Phone Number: 925-935-1978
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Walnut Creek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Davis, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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Walnut Creek, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

When my own now grown children were teenagers, they worked here behind the scenes at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, cleaning hundreds of animal cages and taking care of the animals on R&R from the public that they had brought to our home for rest. Thus, the museum played a very special part in their upbringing as they learned about the... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great "hands on experiences" and little lectures,that are,just right for younger kids. This has been my 6 year old granddaughters favorite place to go with me when she.visits for 3 years. Not intimidating.at all and their playroom is also a required stop when we visit!

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Concord, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was an amazing find. The Lindsay Wildlife Museum is one of the oldest and largest rehabilitation centers in the US, and the very oldest in California. They host and exhibit a variety of animals that host more than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals. It is truly an amazing place and I highly recommend this unique and... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lindsay Wildlife is an amazing organization. Love what they do for animals. The Museum itself is small, about 10 or so live animals to see and then a few activities for hands on. It is best suited for a young child who would like to see the animals and enjoy the activity room OR for an older child who is... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

From the turkey vulture outdoors to the predator birds inside and the hands on playroom spaces, the rich experiences of getting a close up view of the wildflife that surrounds us and the in depth explanations of habits and features...a family with children can have fun, learn and explore for well over two hours

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Pleasant Hill, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I visit here often with my 6 year old granddaughter. It has the best beehive I have ever seen anywhere, with a marked queen and great visibility of all their activity - larvae, hatching, gathering of pollen, and flight to the outside world. My granddaughter is especially captivated by the raptors and their feeding, and between feedings they sit tethered... More 

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Lafayette, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great place for adults and kids. Always something educational going on. Nice collection of wildlife on display, owls, eagles and a wonderful little fox. Very good place for a few hours of grandson visit.They do very good work in the community.

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San Ramon, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My hubby and I came here for the first time and enjoyed learning more about the Lindsay Wildlife Museum Center and seeing the wildlife in person. The wildlife talks were also awesome to listen to during our visit. The staff members were nice and friendly as well.

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Berkeley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Lindsey is a great place to take young children. Just big enough for litle ones not to be overwhelmed.Wildlife that kids can recognize near their homes-raccoons,birds,snakes,etc. They also have a "hands on" art room for children to make prijects related to their visit. Very friendly staff and volunteers.

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