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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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10:00 am - 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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Very Entertained Family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Glenns Ferry
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Walnut Creek, California
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8 reviews 8 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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