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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

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Features Animals
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Address: 1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2540
Phone Number:
+1 925-935-1978
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 to look at her. Be careful, don't put your fingers in her cage, she bites... More 

Thank Stacyfootball
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 by anytime you like.

Thank Lynne M
Concord, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Walnut Creek, California
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254 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 they do not provide that.

1 Thank June K
Walnut Creek, California
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59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Livermore, California, Usa
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very interactive Museum. My grandson has always had a great time here! It is the right size for toddlers and young children. Great hands on exhibits and play areas. There is also a great playground next to the Museum.

1 Thank R C
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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104 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Lindsay Wildlife Museum is one of the best inter-generational destinations that I've ever been to. There's plenty of seating for Grandma and Grandpa while the kids view the Wildlife. All can play at the hands-on displays or sit and listen to animal talks with the animal right there. Most animals were injured (a roadrunner with limited eyesight, a peregrine falcon... More 

Thank Marsha S
Lafayette, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great place to see birds of prey up close. Knowledgeable informative staff and good presentations . Nice location next to Larkey pool and the park. Kids liked it more than once

Thank milesdc50
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Every town should have a Gem like this! Been around forever and was my childhood favorite hangout! Way back when you could take a skunk for a walk in the local park! Great people run and volunteer here, dedicated to the care and wisdom sharing of our fellow creatures big and small. Animal loving kid's dream space to explore!

Thank JovielSeattle

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