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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Great Exhibits of Wildlife from Around the World

A relatively short drive outside Tucson this is a collection of taxonomy of animals from around the world. The grandkids really took to this and were grabbing us to show us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Bryson City, North Carolina
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Bryson City, North Carolina
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A relatively short drive outside Tucson this is a collection of taxonomy of animals from around the world. The grandkids really took to this and were grabbing us to show us things. It starts with insects, and moves on to virtually exhibits from all the continents. Most of this came from a private collection and donors to the museum. While... More 

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Glide, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

SO as a kid i went there and thought it was fun now it was my tern to take my kids there , there was so much to see , great for the kids and me too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Displays were more like trophies. They should not call this a museum. Very sad. One wall featured hundreds of animal heads. Another featured stories of animals attacking humans apparently as a lesson in what happens when there is an overpopulation of animals

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Kristine M, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to the International Wildlife Museum. We endeavor to provide all of our guests with a meaningful and enjoyable experience. The purpose of our museum is to increase knowledge of and appreciation for the diverse wildlife of the world. To this end, like all natural history museums, we have animal mounts... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My husband is really into butterflies and insects, so we got off to a great start in the 1st room of this museum. Everything was well presented, so as to be educational and interesting even to those of us not so much into insects and wild animals! We spent almost 3 hours here looking at all of the exhibits. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not good. With the AZ-Sonora Desert Museum close by (as a living dynamic teaching tool and experience) this ode to dead animals seems stale, sad and out of date. Save your money and go to the ASDM instead.

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Kristine M, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to the International Wildlife Museum. We endeavor to provide all of our guests with a meaningful and enjoyable experience. The purpose of our museum is to increase knowledge of and appreciation for the diverse wildlife of the world. To this end, like all natural history museums, we have animal mounts... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I thought the International Wildlife Museum would be pretty cool, but it exceed my expectations. It was VERY cool. It was much bigger than expected and very clean and well laid out. The animals were grouped together to make it interesting and educational, but still fun. Lots of interactive features and things to touch and do. We spent longer than... More 

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I really liked this museum. My kids had a lot of fun too. There is a fee for walk through but it's worth it.The lady at the front desk was really nice! It was bigger than I expected it to be going in and we spent a couple of hours there reading things and taking pictures. All the animals there... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Collections of animals, critters, birds, butterflies, etc. housed in one museum for your joy. A little deer like - maybe 6" tall. Wonder how they stay alive in their natural habitat.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

For all those people who travel with extended family with a wide age range (i.e. 3-74), this is the place for you! The building looks like a castle on the outside sitting at the edge of town. There is mote with fish of many kinds in it that surrounds the front of the castle. The showcases of animals are beautifully... More 

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Fantastic collection of wildlife from around the world. Although the founder was a hunter this museum is all about conservation of wild animals, excellent museum a must see.

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Additional Information about International Wildlife Museum

Address: 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone Number: 520-629-0100
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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