Lindsay Wildlife Museum

1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Lindsay Wildlife Experience, formerly known as the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, is a Walnut Creek, a family museum in California and a wildlife rehabilitation center. Lindsay is the first wildlife hospital in America and a famous family museum in San Francisco's East Bay area. The museum's programs "link individuals with wildlife to promote accountability and respect for the globe we share" were founded in Walnut Creek in 1955. The museum features a number of California wildlife exhibits, natural history samples, and a unique theater providing an insight into one of the many wildlife therapy rooms in the hospital. The recovery center— still one of the biggest in the country — treats more than 5,000 wounded, ill, or orphaned wild animals annually. The Lindsay Wildlife Museum was established by Alexander Lindsay as the Diablo Junior Museum in 1955. It became Alexander Lindsay's Junior Museum in 1962 after Alexander Lindsay's death at 44. It relocated in 1965 to a water-pump house in Larkey Park's Walnut Creek. In 1970, the museum launched the first official U.S. wildlife rehabilitation program. The City of Walnut Creek came to an end in 1986 and the museum became an independently operating non-profit organization. The following year, "Junior" was removed from the title, making it the Lindsay Museum. The museum shifted to a newly constructed museum close the 28,000 square feet ancient pump house (2,600 m2) in 1993. Three years later, the name was changed to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. In the past couple of years[when?The museum has added a number of significant fresh exhibits. Wildlife Hospital Behind the Scenes offers visitors the opportunity to watch a live veterinary operation at the hospital through a big one-way window. Visitors to Raptors can almost rise above Mount Diablo and measure their weapons against raptor wingspans. At the Hive of Alive! And Hive to Honey~Honey Bees and Beekeepers at Work tourists can watch thousands of living bees and their queen and discover what work is being done by distinct bees. In autumn 2013, the museum opened a new exhibit The Burrow, where tourists can go "underground" under their feet to explore the universe of wildlife. More than 5,000 indigenous wild animal patients from California are received annually from the wildlife rehabilitation clinic of the museum. The hospital is a pioneer in wildlife rehabilitation, and the nation has established many standard procedures. Hospital employees and volunteers treat poisoned, car-struck animals, fallen from trees during trimming, and wounded by other operations that are often human-related. They also care for orphaned youth, both on-site and in homes for specially qualified volunteers. After treatment, an animal is released back into the desert. It can join the museum as a resident of "animal ambassador" if it can not be released securely. The museum highly promotes tourists to maintain their cats indoors as cat-caughtare many creatures carried to the hospital.

This amazing foundation is located near the following places of interest in Walnut Creek, California:


  • Lesher Center for the Arts
  • Castle Rock Park
  • Heather Farm Park, including Gardens at Heather Farm and all-abilities playground
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum
  • Bedford Art Gallery
  • Howe Homestead Park
  • Walnut Creek BART Station
  • Broadway Plaza Shopping Center
  • Walnut Creek City Hall
  • Civic Park, including seasonal outdoor skating rink
  • Boundary Oak Golf Course