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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek, California 94597 USA

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“A natural history museum with live wild animals”

Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a unique natural history and environmental education center where live, wild animals are just inches away. Visitors can listen to the cry of a red tailed hawk, go eye-to-eye with a gray fox and watch a bald eagle eat lunch. More than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals are on exhibit.Tens of thousands of children learn about the environment in their classrooms through our traveling education programs and on-site tours of the museum. Nature and science-oriented classes and trips are offered for adults and children. More than 600 volunteers help feed and care for wild animals, teach children and adults about nature, and support the museums mission in many other ways. A local businessman, Alexander Lindsay, founded Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Sandy, as friends knew him, started teaching neighborhood children about nature in the early 1950s. He soon drew parents in to help, and this group of civic-minded people incorporated as the Diablo Junior Museum Association with a governing board of directors in June 1955. Initially housed in an elementary school, the museum began offering school age children summer classes and field trips focused on the natural world. The institution's name was changed to the Alexander Lindsay Junior Museum in 1962 to honor its founder after his premature death at age 44.

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emurti25

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September 19, 2014
Rated 4.0

Small place but had a good time with my 4 year old! locals definitely should experience it

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Lindsay Wildlife Museum

1931 First Avenue
Walnut Creek, California
94597 USA
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