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International Wildlife Museum

#23 of 300 things to do in Tucson Features Animals
4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
+1 520-629-0100
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This is a great museum to see wildlife that live in the area both in the past and the present. The... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Don M
Graham, Washington
If you like taxidermied animals...

We wanted to see this just to say we'd done it. Now we don't have to do it again. Some exhibits... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
Missoula, Montana
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The International Wildlife Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge of and appreciation for the diverse wildlife of the world, as well as explaining the role of wildlife management in conservation. Founded in 1988, the museum has over 400 kinds of insects, mammals and birds from all over the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the species found at the museum were donated by various government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos and individuals. The museum features a collection of animals from all over the world, along with dioramas re-creating the natural environment in which these animals live. Your visit is an excellent opportunity to see animals up close and gain a better understanding of their size and adaptive characteristics. The museum has many touchable specimens on display. All exhibits are indoors and the facility is wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned. Wildlife movies run hourly from 10am until 4pm.
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4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
+1 520-629-0100
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a great museum to see wildlife that live in the area both in the past and the present. The museum is well laid out and easy to walk through. We spent 2 hours so allow time to see all that is available.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We wanted to see this just to say we'd done it. Now we don't have to do it again. Some exhibits were interesting but most were just ok.

Thank Loi45277
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My son referred to this as a "dead zoo". The museum contains tons of stuff animals from African to North American. It took us about an hour and a half to see the entire collection.

Thank rpenczek
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Awesome place to get up close and personal to animals and learn! Great for any day of the year, especially rainy and hot days! Has a cafeteria and a gift shop!

Thank stephaniehH7523KQ
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is a great place to visit if you have a few extra hours in Tucson. The exhibits are excellent and informative. A good use of time.

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 29 March 2016

If you like nature and animals this is a place for you. I have a 5 year old though and other than looking at the animals there wasn't a lot for her to do. Its more for older kids and adults who have time to...More

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Reached Tucson on a business trip, and had few hours to kill on Sunday afternoon, and tackled Tucson wildlife museum within Tucson's local attractions. From the time I entered the museum till I left I was overwhelmed with the well organized museum, real life-like animal...More

1  Thank alonrn
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great museum for a family visit. A place for everyone to learn about wildlife from every region of the world. Very interesting and informative. Shouldn't be missed when in the area. A great value as well. Would recommend.

Thank GTR63
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This museum really is a gem. Excellent displays and diaramas depicting wildlife from around the world. Reasonable entry fee, well presented exhibits and the written descriptions were clear and just the right length. We planned for a short visit and ended up spending most of...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Not hard to find, about 15 minutes off the freeway. Very impressive building. This is an opportunity to see some wildlife up close and interactive in many ways. Some of the exhibits need some updating because of use by the public. It is worth the...More

Thank rprmontana
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Pamela O
21 April 2017|
Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, the museum is completely wheelchair accessible. There are 2 wheelchairs here to borrow as well in case you need them. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
30 January 2017|
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Response from ted m | Reviewed this property |
there are places to rest and sit, it also has snack shop where there's tables and chairs.
23 January 2017|
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Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Up to 6 children, if you have a family membership ☺