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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

#1 of 23 things to do in Walnut Creek Features Animals
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2540
+1 925-935-1978
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A Gem of a Museum

My Aunt is a passionate supporter of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and how I ended up there one... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ed C
Maumee, Ohio
Great place to visit with young kids

Just the right size for a first museum visit. The live animals are captivating and the are some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oakland, California
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1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2540
+1 925-935-1978
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My Aunt is a passionate supporter of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and how I ended up there one visit. The staff is extremely friendly and incredibly helpful as you navigate the exhibits. Although geared toward a younger audience, it truly has a great deal to...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just the right size for a first museum visit. The live animals are captivating and the are some hands on things to do with younger kids as well. Located in a park, you can combine the museum visit with outdoor play for a fun afternoon.

Thank sgregory2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

First and foremost this is a rescue. I think they indicated over 2000 this year! Live animals to view as well as some stuffed exhibits. The birds were really interesting perched up on high displays.

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to go in walnut creek to view local animals. I like the raptor display. Fun to walk around and see everything.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. Great for kids and interesting for adults. Many animals to see, my favorite is Richard the turkey vulture she, yes Richard is a she, is outside in her huge cage. She loves to look at people, as much as they like...More

Thank Stacyfootball
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We have been going to Lindsay Wildlife Museum for almost 20 years now and each time it is such a joy! The staff provides oustanding care for the animals and are so friendly and welcoming! Membership is the way to go so you can stop...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great museum! Knowledgeable workers and volunteers, and great exhibits. Can't wait to go back. Just as fun for parents as kids, in my experience.

Thank k m
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The staff is most accommodating with set up and take down from parties. The interaction with a couple of animals was quite nice and each child got a chance to interact. One suggestion......take paper towels and some sort of rags for your clean up as...More

1  Thank June K
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We took our goddaughter and her brother and was surprised at the number of birds and creatures they have here! We also got to see the golden eagle up close and personal when one of the caretakers brought her out. Educational and fun!

Thank jmi1003
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place to take your kids or grandkids to learn about the local wildlife and the rehabilitation of injured animals from the area.

1  Thank Pat K
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Nancy D
Can I take pictures?
1 March 2017|
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Response from dweiss77 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It's wonderful to get so close. Enjoy!
Monica L
Is it possible to purchase a gift voucher for 2 adults and one child?
10 May 2016|
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Response from DJ D | Reviewed this property |
They are small enough that they don't pre-sell admissions. You would have to fund them through traditional methods!!! But I love your interest in Lindsay and I have to tell you I volunteer there as a docent and love it... More
is this all indoors? we want to come Sat in the rain
6 February 2015|
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Response from Angelinaxoxo89 | Reviewed this property |
There is a turkey vulture outside at the very front, but everything else is inside. It would be a wonderful place to spend a rainy day!