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International Wildlife Museum

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4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
+1 520-629-0100
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Great place, lots to see and amazing list of animals to see. GO see it for sure if in the area. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Cant miss it!

We had some time to kill before heading to the NP, and I am glad we did. We got in free with out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place, lots to see and amazing list of animals to see. GO see it for sure if in the area. I have nothing else to say

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some time to kill before heading to the NP, and I am glad we did. We got in free with out Phoenix Science center membership but worth the cost! Amazing layout, so many great animals to see and lots of photo opportunities. All...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wonderful! Thank you for visiting and for leaving us a review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to take advantage of your ASTC membership! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I didn't see any, I think this would be a very interesting place for children. Much more interesting than the zoo, because there are so many more animals, some extinct. This place does not get any advertising because it is non-profit, so tell your...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the museum! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We really appreciate you spreading the word about IWM! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a wonderful, marvelous exhibition of wildlife mounts from across the the world. It is educational, professionally constructed and displayed, entertaining, impressing and very entertaining. One important suggestion: Please re-construct the wild turkey exhibit! You need all 6 subspecies of turkeys found in the...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the museum and for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the museum. Also, thank you for the suggestion. All of the mounts in the museum are donations, so many times we just have to wait until a certain...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You couldn't ask for a better museum to learn about animals, birds and insects from around the world. The museum has 400 donated specimens that teach you about their color, diet and habitat. People of all ages will enjoy seeing them and learning about them....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just happened to be driving around and stopped not knowing what to expect. Someone had a lot of Taxidermy that was donated. There are animals that I have never heard of. I am an outdoor person so I thought that I knew most species...More

Thank Judith B
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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and learned a lot. And yes! All the taxidermy was donated over the past 30 years with many of the specimens being 50 to over 100 years old!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Literally hundreds of taxidermied animals are shown here in dioramas and exhibit areas that replicate the creatures' natural habitats. Thus, the museum becomes an introduction to world geography as well as a close-up look at animals from almost 100 countries. Getting to the museum is...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you visiting the museum and are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it and the drive here. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

If you love animals, this is the place for you. Hundreds of lifesize animals to see beautifully posed as in their natural environment.

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to IWM! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This museum has an amazing number and variety of taxidermied animals from around the world. It is interactive and would be fun for children. My husband and I spent a few hours here recently. We enjoyed learning about all of the different animals, but I...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for visiting the museum and taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your time here. In hopes to clarify what saddened you, all the animals found at the museum were...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Took my toddler grandson on a weekday right when it opened. We LOVED it. He is getting to learn about all different animals from around the world. They were all life size and amazingly well presented. Very educational even for adults like the room devoted...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear that you both enjoyed the museum! Hope to see you again soon!

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mrathslag
9 December 2017|
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Response from christinawaldao | Reviewed this property |
Pretty random items but overall a good selection. Prices average for museum not. You will be able to get something for the kiddos and not go broke.
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RoknRich
21 November 2017|
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In addition to the benefits that hunting brings to the economies of rural areas, the meat from animals harvested on African hunts is used to supplement the diets of local peoples adding much needed protein to their diets and... More
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Pamela O
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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!
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