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Lindsay Wildlife Experience

1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

History and Mission

Lindsay Wildlife Experience was established by Alexander Lindsay, a local businessman, and conservationist, who recognized the need for wildlife rehabilitation services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the years, the museum has evolved into a world-class facility dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, education, and conservation. Today, Lindsay Wildlife Experience serves as a beacon of wildlife advocacy, providing critical care to injured and orphaned animals, educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation, and promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature.

The mission of Lindsay Wildlife Experience is to connect people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. Through its innovative programs and exhibits, Lindsay Wildlife Experience aims to foster a sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world, encourage stewardship of the environment, and inspire action to protect wildlife and their habitats.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

One of the core pillars of Lindsay Wildlife Experience is its wildlife rehabilitation program. The museum operates a state-of-the-art wildlife hospital that provides medical care and rehabilitation services to injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife. Staffed by a team of skilled and compassionate wildlife rehabilitators, the hospital treats over 5,000 animals annually, including birds of prey, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Visitors to Lindsay Wildlife Experience can peek behind the scenes and observe the rehabilitation process through viewing windows that offer a unique perspective into the hospital. They can witness firsthand the dedicated care provided to animals, learn about the common injuries and ailments that wildlife face, and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and successes of wildlife rehabilitation.

Education Programs

Education is at the heart of Lindsay Wildlife Experience, and the museum offers a wide range of educational programs for visitors of all ages. Through interactive exhibits, live animal demonstrations, and engaging presentations, visitors can learn about the diversity of wildlife, their habitats, behaviors, and conservation challenges.

The museum also hosts a variety of public programs, including wildlife talks, animal encounters, and workshops on topics such as bird watching, animal tracking, and gardening for wildlife.

Exhibits and Programs

Lindsay Wildlife Experience offers a variety of exhibits and programs that provide engaging and educational experiences for visitors of all ages. Here are some highlights:

  • Wildlife Hospital

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is home to a state-of-the-art wildlife hospital, where you can observe the care and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. Learn about the challenges wildlife face and the rehabilitation process, and witness the incredible work of the museum’s dedicated team of wildlife rehabilitators.

  • Wildlife Exhibits

Explore the museum’s interactive exhibits and get up close with live animals, including birds of prey, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Learn about the unique adaptations, behaviors, and habitats of wildlife species found in California and around the world.

  • Education Programs

Lindsay Wildlife Experience offers a wide range of educational programs for schools, scout groups, and other organizations. These programs provide hands-on learning experiences, live animal demonstrations, and engaging presentations that deepen understanding and appreciation for wildlife and conservation.

  • Community Events

Check the museum’s calendar for special community events, such as wildlife talks, conservation workshops, and volunteer opportunities. These events provide opportunities to meet like-minded individuals, learn from experts, and get involved in conservation efforts.

  • Conservation Efforts

Learn about Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s local and global conservation efforts, including wildlife rehabilitation, habitat restoration projects, and collaborations with international conservation organizations. Discover how the museum is making a positive impact on wildlife and their habitats, and how you can get involved.

Location and Hours

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is located at 1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. The museum is easily accessible by car and public transportation, with ample parking available on-site. The facility is open to visitors six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, and closed on Mondays. The operating hours are:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission to Lindsay Wildlife Experience is affordable and supports the museum’s conservation and educational programs. Becoming a member of Lindsay Wildlife Experience is a great way to support the museum’s mission and enjoy free admission, special events, and other benefits.

Walnut Creek, California is blessed with some of the area’s most gorgeous parks and playgrounds. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

  • Shadelands Ranch Museum
  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience
  • Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts
  • Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art
  • Mount Diablo Summit Museum and Trailhead
  • Walnut Creek Historical Society
  • Historic Airmail Arrow Acalanes Ridge
  • Blackhawk Museum
  • Museum of the San Ramon Valley
  • The Spirit Of The Old West

All of these wonderful schools are located just a short distance from our historic location at 1261 Locust Street, Number 167 in Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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