The International Wildlife Museum is focused on improving the knowledge as well as appreciation of the various wildlife of the world as well as detailing the role of wildlife management in conservation. Located on 4800 West Gates Pass Road Tucson, Arizona and was founded in 1988. Located in the beautiful Sonoran desert overlooking the city of Tucson, the International Wildlife Museum features taxidermy displays of more than 400 species of insects, birds and mammals from around the globe.
The museum is dedicated on showcasing the animals in a naturalistic setting so that guests may gain a further and better understanding of their adaptive characteristics, habitats and interaction with other animals. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the animals found at the museum were donated by various government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos and individuals. The International Wildlife Museum is an educational program of the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF). Additionally, the foundation is a charitable organization that funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services.
The museum?s highlights include a 32-foot goat and sheep mountain, which features altitude life-zones for every species of sheep and goat. An Insect Exhibit, where a large collection of insect species are showcased. Additionally, over 9 interactive computer stations and hands-on exhibits which features wildlife-related games, information and quizzes, as well as Bringing Back Wildlife, which is an exhibit that shows conservation success stories.
The museum?s Wildlife Theater features different movies daily, each movie with its corresponding time of showing. To name a few, movies include Habitat Earth: Wildlife, where wildlife?s interdependence with each other and its environment is examined. Africa?s Deadly Dozen, showcasing Africa?s twelve deadliest animals.
The museum is open on Mondays thru Fridays, 9:00AM to 5:00PM and on Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00AM to 6:00PM. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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