Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Hours of OperationWednesday through Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Lindsay Wildlife Experience was founded in 1955 by Alexander Lindsay and other Walnut Creek parents who wanted their children to learn about nature. More than 70,00 annual visitors experience close encounters with wild animals in our 8,000 square-foot-hall. The museum collection includes over 100 native California animals with injuries that prevent them from being released to the wild. Visitors might see a hawk, eagle, falcon, fox, mountain lion, coyote, opossum, squirrel, rattlesnake, tarantula and other fascinating animals.
Our rehabilitation hospital and its 300 volunteers help to care for 6,000 wild animals brought in every year with the goal to return the animals to their native habitats. The hospital provides valuable information to researchers and government agencies about wildlife diseases and helps the public learn to live with wildlife in our open spaces and backyards.
We are a non-profit agency relying on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundation to support our programs and services.
The stunning modern architecture and light, airy ambiance make Lindsay Wildlife Experience a unique spot for special celebrations. We proudly offer the following sites for your next special event.
Thomas J. Long Exhibit Hall
Located on the upper level, this 5,000-square-foot hall displays live, non-releasable California wild animals. A charismatic combination of eye-catching architecture and wildlife themes makes the exhibit hall a dramatic setting for corporate events, cocktail receptions, dinners and small weddings.
Two 500 square foot classrooms are available. Each can accommodate up to 30 guests and is equipped with blackboards and bulletin boards.
Manzanita room (lower level exhibit hall)
Situated on the lower level of the facility with its own private entrance, this 2,500-square-foot room has an unusual focal point - a life-size model of Mt. Diablo's Balancing Rock. Covered with native flora and fauna, rising two stories through an opening in the ceiling and surrounded by a semi-circular wall of windows overlooking Larkey Park, Balancing Rock is a stunning site. 100 guests can comfortably be seated at the round tables provided or up to 175 guests can be seated theater style.
Rental costs and capacity
Rental costs will depend on your rental category, which room is used, date of rental, length of rental, miscellaneous fees (e.g. alcohol, equipment) and any applicable cleaning/damage fees. The minimum rental period is two hours. Rates are per hour, not prorated for a portion of an hour. Please contact the Facilities Manager for specific prices, capacity and additional information.