Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

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Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
4.5
Natural History Museums • Aquariums
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is the largest immersive wildlife attraction in the world. Explore a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds and a wildlife museum offering a tour of the wildest places on earth. The 350,000-square foot experience features more than 1.5 miles of immersive trails and exhibits.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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alskx3
Columbia, MO106 contributions
Public Health Nuisance
Aug 2021 • Couples
Would have been fabulous if not for the hordes of people walking around unmasked.

In fact, I didn't see any signs to encourage masking or remind others to keep social distancing, which is unfortunate. There was only ONE announcement over the PA in 2 hours, which is all we are able to stay due to the number of unmasked people. Many of which glared at people trying to save their lives.
Written August 29, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We are sorry that you didn’t have a good experience. Wonders of Wildlife aims to keep every guest, team member and animal safe through a number of measures including social distancing signage, hand sanitizer stations, and enhanced cleaning measures. In addition, we have a variety of messaging that plays every 15 minutes throughout the facility and many of these messages are reminders for our guests to social distance. We would like to follow-up with you regarding your experience. If you have a moment and can email us with your contact information to info@wondersofwildlife.org a member of our leadership team will reach out to you. We look forward to visiting with you soon. Thank you, Wonders of Wildlife Team
Written September 6, 2021
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John D
Punta Gorda, FL78 contributions
Awesome!
Aug 2021
We did the entire museum and aquarium. To be honest, a bit too much for me at 73. Lots of walking. One interpreter said it's 1.5 miles of walking. I would have been happy doing the museum one day, aquarium the next. Don't know if that's an option. Both are excellent. Could have spent more time in the deer gallery which is much like the Cabela's in PA. The aquarium part is done much differently than most. I can't imagine how they did all the settings which look very realistic. A lot is in darkened areas for good reasons but harder for me to see. I was determined to see the NRA Firearm Museum part also which is free but on the second floor and extreme other end of the store. My legs were in serious pain by then. Took us 5 hours for the areas above before we got there and we didn't really go at the pace I would like, reading things, etc.
Written August 24, 2021
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Philip R
Parsons, KS47 contributions
Pretty cool for the entire family.
Aug 2021 • Family
This needs to be on your list of things to see if you're visiting Springfield. Allow some time if you want to really appreciate everything...there's so much to see. I felt like it was a little pricey but your entire family will enjoy it.
Written August 18, 2021
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Jay W
Beaver Dam, WI218 contributions
Top 5 Aquarium
Aug 2021 • Family
We have been to many aquariums throughout the United States including Georgia, Boston, and Chicago. This one ranks in the top five with those. The Wonders of Wildlife area is more than just an aquarium. It focuses mostly on the aquatic animals but also has birds, mammals, reptiles, and many panoramas of animals throughout the world. Our favorites were the beavers, penguins, white alligators, and jellyfish. The first half was the animals. We ate lunch at Fish Tales, which has general museum food. The second half was the museum, which had a surprising amount of Native American artifacts. A large area was state champion buck and bull mounts and trophy fish. They also had several large sections of Fishing Hall of Fame artifacts and memorabilia. The aquarium is in the large Bass Pro Shop which, in itself, was very interesting. We spent approximately four hours there and that was just enough time.
Written August 15, 2021
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Sconietraveler
Milwaukee175 contributions
Not bad
Aug 2021 • Family
Not let me start by saying it was a very cool aquarium, but.... I think the pricing for it was way way too high. I’ve been to Atlanta (way better) Shedd (way better) and from what I remember way less expensive. Now that said it’s not a bad aquarium at all just in my mind pricier than it Shiism have been. Johnny Morris’ other attractions are far superior for less cost
Written August 10, 2021
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FUL-QWVR
Springfield, MO1,373 contributions
Plan on plenty of walking
Aug 2021 • Family
First time visit. Both the aquarium and wildlife museums were well presented. Surprised at the lack of information at some displays compared to others. The aquarium had a lot of love fish. The wildlife portion is predominantly stuffed mammals.
Written August 8, 2021
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karianne020576
Saint Charles, IL75 contributions
Great visit
Aug 2021 • Family
We were staying in Branson and debating about going because it is a hour drive, it was so worth the drive and every penny! My 2 much older teens also loved it.
Written August 5, 2021
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norajill w
Opelika, AL188 contributions
Spend hours - worth every penny
Aug 2021
We almost didn't go due to cost - could have spent 5+ hours - stayed 3 hours and missed alot upstairs near store. Very good military discounts for tickets, food and in gift shop. More than just fish/fishing - race cars, natural history, and every exhibit superbly done. First class. Had lunch inside at Fish Tales and it was really good.
Written August 4, 2021
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Elise18
Norman85 contributions
You'll Love It!
Jul 2021
Yes, it is pricey; however, we spent HOURS here. Easily. It is well worth the price. It is a beautiful facility and there is SO much to see for any age. All of us enjoyed it. The place was clean. You'll love it!
Written August 2, 2021
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Rilla M
1 contribution
Worth the price of admission
Aug 2021 • Couples
I was cringing at the price tag on this one, but it is well worth the price of admission. Fantastic thing to do while visiting Springfield.
Written August 2, 2021
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Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


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