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International Wildlife Museum

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Address: 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone Number: 520-629-0100
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Highlights the diversity of animals world wide. Explains the role of...

Highlights the diversity of animals world wide. Explains the role of science-based wildlife management for sustainable-use conservation, with emphasis on the role of hunting in biologically responsible wildlife management. Animals are displayed both by taxonomic group and in realistic dioramas which highlight the habitats in which the animals live. The museum has many touchable specimens on display. Insects including butterflies, moths and beetles are featured, as well as mammals, birds and some reptiles.All exhibits are indoors and the facility is air-conditioned. Wildlife movies run hourly from 10 am until 4 pm.

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Never knew there were so many hoofed animals.

Great place to see stuffed animals up close. Great visit for both children and adults. The hoofed animal collection was exceptional!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vince-995545
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to see stuffed animals up close. Great visit for both children and adults. The hoofed animal collection was exceptional!

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Thank Vince-995545
St Louis, United States
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Collection of animals from around the world is pretty remarkable. There is a fee but not too bad. It's all indoors, so nice escape from bad weather. The first room is filled with butterfly, moth, beetle and insect specimens. They are displayed in such a manner that really opens your eye to view them differently. Wonderful. There are horns and... More 

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Thank Susan L
Midland, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Multitude of wildlife specimens from all over the world: butterflies, mammals, taxidermist heaven. Great for all ages, highly recommend!

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Thank Mary S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting this museum was the perfect thing to do on a cool, winter day. The exhibits were very creatively organized, making the animals look like they were interacting with each other as they actually would in the wild. There were several rooms, interactive quizzes, and lots to see, and a gift shop and snack bar.

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Thank Love2ChaCha
Tucson
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum really educates a visitor on wildlife all over the world. It was founded by the Safari Club and allows visitors a close up and educated view of beautifully mounted game from all over the world and has a "hands on" component to allow interactive education . It is a wonderful place to visit when and IF the weather... More 

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Thank javinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the price of admission! Beautiful examples of taxidermy from around the world. Nicely done.

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1julieg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We've gone to this museum just a couple of times. What I have come to appreciate is that as an "international" wildlife museum, you get to see many (taxidermy) animal and insect life from all over the world and learn about these wonderful creatures. I truly LOVED the butterfly and beetle exhibit...I didn't realize there were so many beautiful beetles... More 

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Thank 1julieg
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This museum is simply amazing!! From bugs to bison to giraffes, they have everything. All really good quality exhibits. We spent over 2 hours and could have stayed longer!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I will never forget my first visit,it was the day after 9/11.On 9/11,I cried sitting in front of the TV all day long.My husband,hearing of this museum said we needed to get out of the house.When we got to this incredible museum,I entered the 'butterfly' room.I saw on 9/11 what man can destroy.When I went to this museum,I saw what... More 

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Thank LittleBird66
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This was our second visit to the museum, and we drove from Mesa (2 hours) to see it again. If you like animals, this is an absolute must see. Taxidermy at its finest.

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