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Category: Family and Pets

Best Museum
Lindsay Wildlife Museum

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The popular East Bay museum this year changed its name to Lindsey Wildlife Experience because the 28,000-square-foot facility is more than just a place to look at wild animals. It is a place that saves animal’s lives, teaches, gives people an opportunity to be up-close and personal with the animals and fosters respect for their wellbeing and habitats. More than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals are on exhibit with more than 600 volunteers feeding and caring for them. Known for its Rehabilitation Hospital, one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation, the hospital staff and volunteers treat more than 5,500 injured or orphaned wild animals a year and offers “behind the scenes” presentations, and petting circles. Come see and learn about eagles, hawks and owls or stay to watch feeding demonstrations and learn what animal keepers do to care for the animals. The Experience also offers summer programs and specially designed programs for preschoolers, school-aged children, homeschoolers, and families.

1931 1st Ave., Walnut Creek 925-935-1978

Open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday (Hospital is open)

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