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“A miniature American Museum of Natural History”

International Wildlife Museum
Ranked #25 of 301 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Similar in many ways to New York City's American Museum of Natural History, on a smaller scale. The painted dioramas are well done to show the animals in their natural setting. You'll see (stuffed) critters close up that you can no longer get close to in the wild. A fun learning experience, great for kids and adults!

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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Did not think I would like looking at dead, stuffed animals but it was a very interesting place. Bugs, birds, animals you would not get to see unless they were preserved. Easy to tour, as well. A pleasant surprise !!!!

1  Thank J D
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stumbled across this on the way to another site. It's a very good natural history museum but a visitor must be comfortable with taxidermy. It belongs to the International Safari Club so it is very supportive of hunting.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

museum is a study in taxidermy. Most animals appear to be collected from hunting trips.

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Reviewed February 6, 2012

no reason to stop here at all, the Desert Museum is 100 times better, this place is done on the cheap, the exhibits have old badly stuffed animals, very unprofessional, not well laid out, a lot of similar animals in different areas, very strange, not at all a professional museum, for $18 entrance fee it is a huge rip off, the lady at the front desk sucked me in to visiting, I was going to walk out, but she stressed at how wonderful it was, trying to keep her job I would guess, no reason to stop here at all, especially for the high price!!!

4  Thank kleeottorogers
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RichW9090, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2012

The entrance fee to the International Wildlife Museum is NOT $18.00, and never has been. It is $8.00 for adults, less for children. There are discounts for seniors and military, etc.

I suspect the reviewer has never actually been to the International Wildlife Museum. I would be pleased take anyone who has questions about the museum on a tour of the facility and explain our programs.

Richard S. White, Director
International Wildlife Museum

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