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International Wildlife Museum

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Address: 4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
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+1 520-629-0100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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Highlights the diversity of animals world wide. Explains the role of...

Highlights the diversity of animals world wide. Explains the role of science-based wildlife management for sustainable-use conservation, with emphasis on the role of hunting in biologically responsible wildlife management. Animals are displayed both by taxonomic group and in realistic dioramas which highlight the habitats in which the animals live. The museum has many touchable specimens on display. Insects including butterflies, moths and beetles are featured, as well as mammals, birds and some reptiles.All exhibits are indoors and the facility is air-conditioned. Wildlife movies run hourly from 10 am until 4 pm.

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A Must See if in Tucson

Wonderful museum, so many different species of animals and wonderfully designed exhibits. Easily spend a few hours there or more.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
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Kalispell, Montana
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Wonderful museum, so many different species of animals and wonderfully designed exhibits. Easily spend a few hours there or more.

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

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

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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! Lots of huge wild ( taxidermy) animals to see! It took us only about a hour and half. Only $9.00 each. Great price for all around the World ...bugs, beautiful butterflies and animals!! Fun day!

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your "trip around the world!" Thank you for visiting and for leaving us a review! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Portland, Oregon
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This place is outstanding and VERY affordable ($9 for adults!). An incredible collection of taxidermy animals from around the world, with great signage and explanations for all. Also good discussion points about conservation and threatened species. Very good for kids with lots of hands on, touching displays (older mounts that they let you touch, including walking under a giraffe). We... More 

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review for us! We are extremely happy you enjoyed the museum! Our hands-on displays are always a hit with kids and adults! Thanks for mentioning the conservation messages you saw - we work hard to make sure our exhibits teach about wildlife conservation! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Hyderabad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I never thought that something like this even existed in Tucson. Got a chance to visit this museum this afternoon and was awe stuck with the beauty of this place. The exhibits are indeed breathtaking. Loved it. Simply superb...

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review the museum! We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed the museum. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again soon! More 

Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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144 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It's been years since I last explored this museum and it is still fascinating. It is tastefully done with wonderful displays of animal and insect specimens. My grandchildren loved being able to see so many species first hand and seeing their size. Each room is an experience to behold. No need to worry about the critters attacking any wandering child,... More 

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum and for being a repeat visitor! We appreciate knowing that your family enjoys it each time they visit. Be sure to check out our upcoming Flashlight Night, where the lights go out and you can explore by flashlight! More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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258 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is a museum you would not expect to see. The collection of animals, insects and etc from around the world were truly amazing. You really got a sense of the size of some of these animals. The patience and dedication to put this exhibit together must be incredible. Thanks to whomever made/maintains the investment on this great museum

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for your appreciation of the museum! We love hearing from our visitors and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We stumbled on this museum while driving away from the Old Tucson movie set. We had no idea it existed, so we checked it out. What an amazing experience! Dozens of animal exhibits from around the world all done in taxidermy. The first exhibit we saw was the butterflies, moths and bugs. I had no idea there were so many... More 

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you stopped by and really happy to hear how much you enjoyed the museum. We appreciate you taking the time to let people know about IWM and for sharing your photos! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This museum is a sleeping Wow!! The exhibits are breathtaking and the quality of taxidermy is the best I have ever seen. The animals seem so life-like I actually get a little chill. I feel like I have been on an African safari and seen it all. I stood between the legs of a giraffe for a picture. I touched... More 

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the museum! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and hope to see you back again soon! More 

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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went with my Dad and we had such a great time. We love museums, but this one has such a huge variety of Animals and lots of info on each one. There's a really awesome gift shop as well. And short films. Great place for kids. I highly recommend.

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum and taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate that. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum so much! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Conyers, GA
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327 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have to admit, I was a little creeped out by all the animals that were dead and then put on display. I prefer live animals. But, this was a celebration of taxidermy, where an animal after death, is put over a plastic body form and put in a display representing it when it was alive. And I have to... More 

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are glad that the museum is able to use these taxidermy mounts to increase the knowledge and appreciation of wildlife. Thank you for visiting and we are so happy to hear you liked the museum. Hope to see you back again! More 

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