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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

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Great visitor center, great rehab center!

I remember going here on a school field trip as a child— it’s since been upgraded, remodeled, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Walnut Creek, California
via mobile
An excellent educational museum for locals.

This is not a zoo! It is a small size museum with a mission that is great only to be a member... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Walnut Creek, California
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1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2540
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I remember going here on a school field trip as a child— it’s since been upgraded, remodeled, and the visitor center is well designed. I’ve taken my nieces and nephew, as well as my friend’s kids here. It’s great for the kids—and I always enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dllawson79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a zoo! It is a small size museum with a mission that is great only to be a member. Ticket is not worth for one time visit. But, it is perfect for families with small children. They rescue wild local animals and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mehrnoushs2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic wildlife center, primarily birds rescued and in rehabilitation there. Superb experience for children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jim41752
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is one of the best places in the area to view birds and other wildlife. I highly recommend spending a few hours here, either with a school or as a family. It's highly worthwhile.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank nevadaq
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We took our three year old grandson one afternoon. He enjoyed the interactive area where there were stuffed animals and little carriers to put them in the most. There was also veterinary tools like a stethoscope etc. Which he thoroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately we missed the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jan B
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Cool place took kids 5, 8, 13 spent about an hour there but it was rainy outside so there outside activities were moved inside. Would be fun on a warm day to see animals outdoors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank specialklb29
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is an unusual and very good attraction focused on local California species (especially birds, but also reptiles, amphibians, and mammals), beautifully set up for children but with much of interest to adults, including close-up interactions with rehabilitators, and lots of live raptors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dsimberloff
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Great, well-maintained wildlife museum! Very nice, informative and friendly people work there who appear to enjoy their jobs. Great place for kids, especially those ages 2-4 as many animal exhibits have portals at young kids’ height making it easy for the little ones to see....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hutchss
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to go to see animals that have been rescued and given a better life. They offer classes and camps for children to learn more about caring properly for the wildlife of the bay area. There is an animal hospital also...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sandiel48
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Lots of wildlife and good close up animals of interest for those under 14. Laid back and casual environment.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Nancy D
February 28, 2017|
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Response from dweiss77 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It's wonderful to get so close. Enjoy!
Monica L
May 9, 2016|
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Response from DJ D | Reviewed this property |
They are small enough that they don't pre-sell admissions. You would have to fund them through traditional methods!!! But I love your interest in Lindsay and I have to tell you I volunteer there as a docent and love it... More
February 6, 2015|
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Response from Angelinaxoxo89 | Reviewed this property |
There is a turkey vulture outside at the very front, but everything else is inside. It would be a wonderful place to spend a rainy day!
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Trying to Find Walnut Creek Fun Stuff to Do (4 Replies)
I have two little ones - 3 and 5, both boys - here in Walnut Creek for a few days and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions of fun things we might be able to do that don't cost too terribly much. I've already got the Lindsay Wildlife Museum on our list. Anything else right here in town? Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated.
February 16, 2005|
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This might seem silly, but have they ridden BART? Since its above ground in WC, you could just take a round trip ride somewhere- little kids dont need expensive activities, but it might be fun and stimulating for them, especially as boys.