Lindsay Wildlife Museum

1931 First Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597- Map It
Phone: (925) 935-1978

AAA Editor Notes

Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., wears three hats: natural history museum, environmental education center and wildlife rehabilitation hospital. Visitors can, however, see more than 50 species of non-releasable native California animals, along with changing natural history and art exhibits. Other facilities include a pet education center and a hands-on discovery room for children. The exhibit Raptors: Hunters in the Sky features several interactive displays and a model raptor. At Wildlife Hospital: Behind the Scenes, visitors can observe the work of veterinary staff and volunteers behind one-way glass; more than 5,000 injured and orphaned wild animals are cared for each year. Kids can participate in a rock-climbing activity. Also on site are a functioning beehive and a burrowing animals exhibit with a crawl-through tunnel. A life-size model of the Balancing Rock formation atop nearby Mount Diablo, complete with representations of native plants and animals, rises two stories through an opening in the ceiling.
$8.50; $7.50 (ages 65+); $6.50 (ages 2-17).
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 10-5. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas and for 1 week in September for maintenance. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.