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International Wildlife Museum

Features Animals
Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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There will always be controversy surrounding exhibitions of dead animals. However this museum is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Captivating natural history museum with conservation emphasis

We were pleasantly surprised at the high quality exhibits in this museum. When we heard that it’s a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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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...more
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4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There will always be controversy surrounding exhibitions of dead animals. However this museum is about more than exhibits. The introductory video about Theodore Roosevelt, one the most conservation minded politicians of the 20th century tells its own story. Some of the dioramas are very good...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at the high quality exhibits in this museum. When we heard that it’s a museum full of taxidermy animals, at first we thought that would be sterile and depressing. But there is a lot of biological information about many of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why would anyone pay $$ to see taxidermy? I mourn the loss of these beautiful animal's lives. The dioramas are well painted.

Thank RomeAddict
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a ways out but easy to find. The bridge is getting a bit worn as boards move when you walk across them. The displays are amazing! Every little detail down to the trees and grasses are sculped to look real. We couldn't believe...More

Thank kilgorerena
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We popped in here to take a break from the heat and hide from a nasty looking storm! I was actually impressed with the exhibits, how they where set up and the information was very interesting and educational. As a Brit it was particularly interesting...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Temperatures too hot outdoors? Visit Tucson's International Wildlife Museum.where you'll find a large variety of animal, reptile, birds and insect species from around the world. This air conditioned building has such an array of various displays, you'll easily spend 2-3 hours looking at all of...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you so much for your thorough review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the International Wildlife Museum. We appreciate you visiting and taking the time to leave us this review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

I took my grandson and he was impressed with all of the animals in the museum. He asked about the different types of animals and he said he would like to see them live. I told him that some of the animals were no longer...More

Thank antonioj93
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is an indoor museum with all kinds of preserved animals. Not usually too crowded - air conditioned - and a very pleasant place to visit and take your out-of-town guests

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I would call this a wax museum of animals. They have very large wide variety of various animals to view, so everyone should be able to find something they enjoy. Some maybe a little bored as the animals are not alive, but for us it...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are a natural history museum, so our animals are taxidermy. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience of getting up close to some animals one may never get to see in the wild, or even in a...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

This place is amazing to go to in the summer when it is hot and miserable out. As an animal lover, I learned about so many new species, and their plights, by coming here. It's done so tastefully and in such a way that it...More

Thank xaitro
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and found the museum educational and cool! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon!

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July 7, 2018|
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Response from John_RA_13 | Reviewed this property |
I also am a supporter of wildlife conservation organizations and did not expect to be excited about a collection of hunters' prizes. But clearly the emphasis at the museum is on the preservation of remaining species. I've... More
Angelica V
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Yes, the museum can accept a Visa gift card. It will go through like a regular credit card.
December 8, 2017|
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Response from christinawaldao | Reviewed this property |
Pretty random items but overall a good selection. Prices average for museum not. You will be able to get something for the kiddos and not go broke.