Groups, Scout Tours & Birthdays


Groups of 15–35 people must make reservations two weeks in advance to receive a discounted admission rate of $5 per child (ages 2–17) and $7 per adult admission. Group admissions are scheduled on a first come, first served basis, are not scheduled on holidays and do not include a guided tour. There must be at least one adult for every eight children. Call the education registrar at 925-627-2913 or email to reserve space for your group.

All weekday morning hours during the school year are reserved in advance for school and group programs.

Scout Tours

Looking for a great way to meet some badge requirements? A Lindsay Wildlife Teen Interpretive Guide leads your group through a 50-minute program, with activity and live animal encounter.

  • What is Wild? Age 6–8 Why do some animals make good pets and other animals belong in the wild?
  • Poisonous or Not? Age 6–8 What do you do when you encounter native poisonous plants and venomous animals?
  • Vanishing Species Age 8–12 Help conserve threatened, endangered California animals and their habitats.

Wed–Fri 3:45 pm • Sat & Sun 11 am & 3:45 pm • $7.50 per person (including siblings, adult chaperones and scout leader) Includes exhibit hall admission and 50-min. program, minimum group size 10 including adults, maximum group size 25 including adults.

Scout tours require 4-week advance reservation, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Confirmation will be e-mailed to the scout group contact making the reservation. Reserve early by calling 925-627-2913 or email

Birthday Parties

Come celebrate your special day at the museum. You and your guests will meet live animals, learn fun facts, and explore the exhibit hall.

  • Maximum number of guests is 25 people per room (children and adults TOTAL)
  • Parties are offered on Saturdays or Sundays, at 11 am or 2 pm
  • Fees: $400 (member $325)
  • Parties last 2 hours
  • Additional fees for special requests

Educational fun

  • Private, live animal encounter
  • Museum t-shirt for the birthday child
  • Goodie bags for birthday party guests (up to 15)
  • Hosted by Education Specialist Staff

All You Need Is . . .

  • Invitations
  • Food & Beverages
  • Decorations (no balloons, piñatas, or confetti)
  • Table goods (plates, cups, utensils, napkins)

We suggest reservations at least one month in advance. Reservations may be made up to six months ahead. Full payment due at time of booking reservationFor more information & date availability, contact Emily Holm, Education Specialist, at 925-627-2930 or

Event Rentals

Located in Walnut Creek’s Larkey Park, Lindsay Wildlife Experience is one of the Bay Area’s most unique event venues. Host your next event at Lindsay Wildlife for an unparalleled and affordable occasion. Find out more event rentals at Lindsay by clicking here.