National Museum of Wildlife Art

National Museum of Wildlife Art

National Museum of Wildlife Art
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 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 - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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From the outside, this museum looks like a natural rock outcropping; inside this building lies some of the world's finest wildlife art.
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Erin S
Issaquah, WA33 contributions
On a rainy day in Jackson this was a find! We really enjoyed the exhibits - indoors and out. The most pleasant surprise was the restaurant Palate - the manager ran it like a fine restaurant! The outside patio was not in demand due to the rain but it was covered so we were thrilled. What a view! And the food was excellent - probably one of the best meals we had in Jackson! Be aware they stop seating at 2:30 but if there is a waiting list they may stop taking names much earlier. We were lucky we got hungry in time to get in. I would recommend this as a stop for anyone visiting the area, especially during their Yellowstone exhibit.
Written August 9, 2022
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Brooke Hinkle
Medford, NJ705 contributions
Family
If it hadn’t rained or snowed during our Grand Teton visit, we may not have visited. However, I’m glad we did! There are several rooms of art to admire, and the pieces were actually very interesting to ponder. I recommend taking a stop here if the weather doesn’t cooperate or if you appreciate art even a little bit.
Written June 4, 2022
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Bubs
Rocester, UK21 contributions
Couples
A truly beautiful experience for all wildlife art lovers. The building is nestled onto a hill overlooking the winter elk refuge and there’s a generally feeling of serenity in the museum. My favorite art painting ever is there.

On a down side a coach turned dispatching it’s people into the museum who all went straight to the restaurant and had no interest in the art.
We couldn’t get a drink or food as they took up all the space and the restaurant was only open for a FEW SHORT HOURS CLOSING AT 2:30 !!! Amazing. How ridiculous. It should be open until near the closing time. I was going to become a member however I have reconsidered.
Written September 13, 2022
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kpslas
Hackettstown, NJ220 contributions
If you are into museums (and even if you're not) the National Museum of Wildlife Art will not disappoint. I recommend going before the heat of the day sets in so you can comfortably walk the paths around the museum to enjoy all of the outdoor sculptures before going inside. The collection of art indoors was top notch. At the time we went there was an Andy Warhol endangered species exhibit which was very impressive. We spent about three hours total outside and inside. They have a lovely cafe on site as well.
Written August 19, 2021
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Bryan I
Arlington, United States28 contributions
What a wonderful experience !! I highly recommend planning a few hours when in Jackson Hole to take a tour of the magnificent artwork and have a delicious lunch as well at this museum. What amazed me the most was some of the artwork on display that was done in the early 1800s by artists who traveled to this region of Wyoming. Upon their return to the Eastern United States, they would then paint what they witnessed for those back East to get a glimpse of what they saw. (Mirrorless digital cameras I guess were not around 200 years ago...) All kidding aside, this should be a "must see" for anyone traveling to Jackson Hole.
Written October 5, 2020
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Thanks so much for the review! Lunch in Palate and a self-guided tour is a wonderful combination. We're glad you enjoyed the galleries and the time span of artwork. Cheers, Jennifer
Written October 8, 2020
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8ric
Tampa, FL1,150 contributions
I was a bit skeptical about going to a museum dedicated to wildlife art but I was quickly proved wrong and pleasantly surprised at how rewarding and entertaining the artworks and sculptures were. The admission price for adults was just under $15.00 and it was worth every cent. What a fabulous experience.

many local artists are highlighted and plenty of wildlife portraits, many inspiring.

I really recommend a visit.
Written September 24, 2021
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Bobbie
Tampa, FL432 contributions
Couples
A building designed to fit its surroundings. The stone structure itself is 2 stories built into the side of the hill it’s on. Parking is easy and free. Upon entering we were on the second level in a large, light and airy atrium and you can use an elevator or lovely curved staircase to go to the first level. We anticipated staying about 90 min but were there more than 2 1/2 hrs.

An interesting aspect was the notes on all the pieces. Graphic symbols were used to highlight whether the piece was of cultural, historical, artistic (or some combination) significance. Notes were easy to read and understand but we found so many of the works beautiful without knowing more. The range or artists was even larger than we anticipated and the art included sculpture as well as various styles and types of work.

A special exhibit of endangered wildlife by Andy Warhol was displayed. It’s his inimitable style but we were surprised he’d done such a collection and were intrigued by the story behind it. Another special exhibit of lego portraits by an Asian artist was hanging opposite it. In addition, there was a wide variety of pieces done by local artists and those attending the museum were encouraged to submit a vote for the one they liked best. Surprisingly, in spite of the large number of submissions, my husband and I decided on the same one.

We had already eaten an early lunch but the cafe looked inviting. The gift shop had quite a selection of reproductions as well.

Strongly encourage checking out this truly wonderful place!
Written September 29, 2021
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628jeanette
Kinmundy, IL37 contributions
The facility is lovely with a great view of the elk ranch across the highway. The staff members were very friendly and helpful. A docent, who gives a wonderful guided tour, is available on Tuesday. However, the signage is excellent along with access to recorded information. At the time we visited, it wasn't crowded, allowing for time to leisurely enjoy the art while feeling safe during COVID restrictions. Many different types of art were on display from high quality professional pieces to students' school art projects. Their assignments were thought provoking, and we enjoyed their interpretations even though their subjects weren't necessarily wildlife themed.
Written April 5, 2021
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Rebekajean
The Woodlands, TX1,075 contributions
The museum was impressive. Paintings, sculpture, the collection is vast and its a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Even hubby enjoyed wandering through the many rooms. We sat a few times and studied a few of the oil paintings that were amazingly lifelike. The bear and wolf were my favorites. We strolled through the outdoor exhibit of metal art afterwards and were impressed by the cleanliness of the entire area, inside and out. We didn't stay for a meal from the restaurant but the menu looked interesting. We highly recommend the museum if you are a fan of wildlife art.
Written May 28, 2021
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kmpwcb22
Jackson, WY4 contributions
Amazing building, views, and art. The paintings of the Tetons and wildlife bring new meeting to experiencing nature in Jackson. I found this especially true of the Thomas Moran Yellowstone exhibit that is currently there. The restaurant is also excellent and no trip to the museum is complete without lunch (with a view!). Be sure to leave time to explore the outdoor sculpture trail - so many different views made even more fun by the sculptures.
Written July 25, 2022
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