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International Wildlife Museum

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4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
+1 520-629-0100
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Amazing Educational Experience

What an gift to have such an educational experience in Tucson. The way the animals are displayed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sherry Y
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Beyond belief

This museum needs more than one visit. The number of animals preserved here is staggering. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lenmar2016
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The International Wildlife Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge of and appreciation for the diverse wildlife of the world, as well as explaining the role of wildlife management in conservation. Founded in 1988, the museum has over 400 kinds of insects, mammals and birds from all over the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the species found at the museum were donated by various government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos and individuals. The museum features a collection of animals from all over the world, along with dioramas re-creating the natural environment in which these animals live. Your visit is an excellent opportunity to see animals up close and gain a better understanding of their size and adaptive characteristics. The museum has many touchable specimens on display. All exhibits are indoors and the facility is wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned. Wildlife movies run hourly from 10am until 4pm.
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4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an gift to have such an educational experience in Tucson. The way the animals are displayed along with the narratives provided make the learning experience rich and deep and you leave there wanting to learn more about the world. It certainly opens your eyes...More

Thank sherry Y
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed and learned from the museum. Take care and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum needs more than one visit. The number of animals preserved here is staggering. The museum is well-laid out leading you from one area to another, from a study of horns and antlers, to teeth and tusks, to predator and prey. There are the...More

Thank lenmar2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We, too, found this museum on the way from the Saguaro National Park about 3 years ago! On our return visit to the area we returned to this fantastic place! We were so impressed with the taxidermy displays and dioramas of wildlife we would never...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed August 14, 2017

I felt a bit like Ace Ventura when he walks into that hunter's trophy room in the second movie, but overall this place showcases a wide variety of wildlife from all over the world. You will see taxidermy of many African animals like lions, tigers,...More

Thank T0mas17
Reviewed August 10, 2017

I've taken quite a few people here and everyone is stunned by the amazing number of exhibits. I don't get may visitors to Tucson but when I do they come here!

Thank michael n
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We stumbled upon this Museum on our way through the Saguaro National Park. It was rather neat! Plenty of taxidermy animals and information about them, It's all indoors and their bug display was best i've seen. I noticed the younger kids around really found everything...More

Thank T7504OVkimr
Reviewed June 23, 2017

My first 'go to' with my grandchildren during hot weather. So many 'hands on' areas that make if fun for the young ones and so much information available for the older ones. And being inside means no hurry to get out of the heat. Such...More

Thank Katrina C
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Thanks so much for visiting and enjoying the museum! We're so happy to hear your review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Have been visiting this place since I was a child and it keeps getting better. Great displays you can go at your own pace or get a tour.

Thank christinawaldao
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Great museum. We really enjoyed looking at the many exhibits. We will visit again, next time we are in town.

Thank Jung Yi T
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate it and will see you again!

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to see what it was all about. Really neat displays. The movie was very good but didn't seem new. Great place to see animals in their natural habitats although it's all just displays and nothing living. When it's hot outside this is...More

Thank Marlenelisch1953
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thank you for visiting and for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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Pamela O
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, the museum is completely wheelchair accessible. There are 2 wheelchairs here to borrow as well in case you need them. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
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BDiekema
January 30, 2017|
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Response from ted m | Reviewed this property |
there are places to rest and sit, it also has snack shop where there's tables and chairs.
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Jamsforever
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Up to 6 children, if you have a family membership ☺
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