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International Wildlife Museum

Features Animals
4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
+1 520-629-0100
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LOVED THIS PLACE

The head mounting room was so awesome, and the lady in the gift shop was super friendly when we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris H
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Let's Appreciate Our Planet's Living Creatures Great and Small

This is the museum funded by folks who enjoy killing large beautiful animals. They get a tax... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sparky919
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Tucson, Arizona
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“stuffed animals” (18 reviews)
“safari hats” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
LOCATION
4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
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+1 520-629-0100
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"stuffed animals"
in 18 reviews
"safari hats"
in 3 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
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"educational experience"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful butterflies"
in 4 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 3 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 4 reviews
"children and adults"
in 5 reviews
"different species"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 4 reviews
"large collection"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 13 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 9 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 4 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The head mounting room was so awesome, and the lady in the gift shop was super friendly when we visited and even gave me a magazine for things to do and recommended the Music museum in Phoenix, and even helped me re order a item...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the museum funded by folks who enjoy killing large beautiful animals. They get a tax break to display their trophies at this museum. I worked as a waitress at this group's annual meeting. They brought in U-hauls with large animals they shot. The...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a great place to see many big and small game all under one roof. If you are an avid hunter this is a must see.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This museum is just awesome from the building, it's surrounding grounds and the exhibits. I never saw taxidermy displayed in such a clean and effective manner. What a pleasure to visit

Thank Catheal W
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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you very much! We are so glad you enjoyed the museum and all it has to offer! We appreciate you visiting and taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My son and his wife live near Tucson and even though we've explored many attractions, none of us had heard of the International Wildlife Museum until this trip. We were delighted. It's a lovely short scenic drive to the foot of the hills. The museum...More

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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for visiting and for leaving us this review! It is much appreciated and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the museum, the beautiful drive out here and the fun activities for kids and adults! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

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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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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

Thank Megan T
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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

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 18 February 2018

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

Thank Coke A
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Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

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 9 February 2018

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 12 February 2018

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 8 February 2018

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

Thank BobKathy
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Angelica V
3 March 2018|
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Yes, the museum can accept a Visa gift card. It will go through like a regular credit card.
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8 December 2017|
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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
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