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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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Totally impressed! Very well kept and laid out!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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Desert Museum close by (as a living dynamic teaching tool and experience) this ode to dead animals seems stale, sad and out of date.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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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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DuPage County, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Lots of people pass this place by on their way to the Arizona Sonora Museum, but they are really missing out on a lot of incredible displays and history. Everything from dinosaurs to bison to butterflies! We HIGHLY recommend that you set a couple hours aside to peruse this hidden gem.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The name is a little misleading to me as some of the most enjoyable sections were their collection of butterflies, moths, and beetles. A staggering array of each of them to go along with the larger animals on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You can spend at least 2 hrs seeing this amazing large collection of animals,most of which are from Africa,from lions,tigers, giraffes,elephants,numerous antelope,deer,. Not far from the city,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is a gem; it is one of the few museums that show animals (stuffed) in 'natural habitats', hunting, stalking, etc.. It also has displays on how they do the taxidermy and it has one of the best deer family displays in the country, if not the world.

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Additional Information about International Wildlife Museum

Address: 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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