Special Events

There’s always something new at Lindsay Wildlife Experience: from special family activities, national touring art exhibits, to after-dark events. Be sure to check the daily activities page for a listing of regularly scheduled programming.

Meditations in Nature Art Exhibit

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ,

Lindsay is proud to host the Meditations in Nature art exhibit from Feb. 15-Mar. 26. The show features work from Walnut Creek’s talented Center for Community Arts students and instructors. This exhibition is an investigation of the natural world flora and fauna through a variety of different mediums. How do artists capture the moment in nature? What is their (more…)

Newt Hikes in February

Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Age 6–Adult , , , , ,

Winter rains bring out newts to ponds in the hills. Amazing naturalist Bob Love is your guide. Learn newt natural history and see frogs, lizards and early spring flowers. Our newt adventure is a gentle 2.5 mile hike to three different ponds in Briones Regional Park, Martinez. Bring water and snacks. Wear sturdy shoes and (more…)

Mini Monday: Owl You Need is Love!

Monday, February 27, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Age 2-5 years old , , ,

Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world, designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors. Visit Lindsay Wildlife exhibit hall (more…)

March Volunteer Opportunities Class

Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ,

Interested in supporting wildlife? Become a Volunteer and join the Lindsay volunteer family! Be part of our wildlife work and use your skills and passions to support wildlife and the Lindsay experience. There are many opportunities for you! Our volunteers give their time to support wildlife in a variety of ways—caring for our wildlife hospital patients and live animal ambassadors, educating visitors of all ages about wildlife and nature, (more…)

Meditations in Nature Artist Reception

Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ,

Join us for an artist reception Mar. 5 at 2 to 4 p.m. at Lindsay Wildlife. The Friends of of Civic Arts Education Foundation are generously sponsoring the reception. No registration required, just come and enjoy Meditations in Nature! Curated by Peter Foucault, Meditations in Nature asks: How do artists capture the moment in nature? What is their relationship to (more…)

Free Friday!

Friday, March 17, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ,

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is free and open to the public every third Friday of the month! Free Fridays will offer free general admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the public. The goal of Free Fridays is to open Lindsay’s door to the entire community—some potentially for the first time. As a non-profit organization, (more…)

Mini-Monday: Springtime Babies!

Monday, March 27, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Come to Lindsay and learn what’s hatching in this busy baby season! Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world, designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations (more…)

Ghost Cat: Hand-Drawn Art at Lindsay

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ,

Drawn in graphite, these images depict the mountain lion in captivity, in the wild and in the pet trade. These drawings also explores habitat loss, hunting and the critical role of this charismatic cat whose survival is essential to maintaining ecological balance. The mission of this collection of work is to inspire Lindsay visitors to recognize (more…)

Seventh Annual Faces of Wildlife Gala

Saturday, April 1, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

It’s time to get WILD! Ruffle your feathers and get your tail on the dance floor at Lindsay Wildlife’s party of the year! Meet Lindsay’s animal ambassadors, browse an auction filled with exciting experiences, and sip on our signature cocktail at an evening you won’t forget. Sponsorship opportunities available. All proceeds benefit Lindsay’s education programs and wildlife (more…)

Mini-Monday: Dynamite Dinosaurs

Monday, April 24, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Come dig up the ancient world of dinos! Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world, designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with (more…)

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