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.

Volunteer and Staff Art Show

Friday, April 27, 2018 6:00 pm - 5:00 pm ,

Join us as we celebrate the artistry and creativity of Lindsay’s volunteers and staff! Beginning on Friday, April 27, visit the Manzanita Room (downstairs) to view the 43 paintings, photographs, needlework, and wood carvings on display for Lindsay’s visitors. Each piece of art demonstrates the relationship between artist, subject, and the natural world. This exhibit (more…)

Neon Scorpion Hikes 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm , , , ,

Age 6–Adult Explore the habitat of local scorpions along the north face of Mount Diablo, starting at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Experience the excitement of finding scorpions glowing like green neon signs in the dark discover and observe the diverse plants and animals inhabiting Mount Diablo. Hikes cover a distance of 2 miles. BRING (more…)

Happy Birthday, Lord Richard!

Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm , ,

Come to Lindsay and celebrate Lord Richard’s 44th birthday! See this special bird enjoy her “birthday cake” (animal entrails with fruit!) 1 p.m.: Have birthday cake with Lord Richard! 2:15 p.m.: Watch as Lord Richard spread her wings in the Raptor Redwood Grove during Flight School 4:30 p.m.: Follow our party girl from her outdoor (more…)

Biological Illustration Workshop

Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm , , ,

Scientific illustration is a valuable and timeless skill. The life-like work of artists such as John James Audubon has inspired us for years through field guides and museums. Lindsay welcomes you into this fascinating world through a 90-minute workshop with artist Mona Luo. She will start the class with a brief introduction to science illustration and its (more…)

Conservation Icons Subscription Series Ticket

Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm , , ,

The popular Conservation Icons speaker series brings to Walnut Creek renowned thinkers, researchers, and leaders who inspire audiences to think differently about the natural world–and wildlife–around us. This year Lindsay is offering a subscription ticket for the four events here onsite at Lindsay Wildlife. These events are listed below. Events held at Lesher Center for the Arts (more…)

August 2018 Conservation Icons: Dr. Ari Friedlaender, UC Santa Cruz, Orcas and Humpback Whales

Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm , , ,

  Come on a journey into the deep blue with Lindsay Wildlife and Dr. Ari Friedlaender as we explore marine mammals. A National Geographic Explorer, Friedlaender is a marine biologist who spends his time hanging off the side of a boat trying to tag whales over Antarctic waters! Dr. Friedlaender has ongoing, long-term ecological research projects (more…)

Mini Monday: Home in the Desert

Monday, August 27, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

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…)

September 2018 Conservation Icons: Dr. Emily Taylor, Cal Poly, Rattlesnakes!

Saturday, September 15, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm , , ,

Join Lindsay to learn about rattlesnakes from one of the foremost experts in California, Dr. Emily Taylor. Dr. Taylor is a professor in Biological Sciences for California Polytechnic State University. She will be at Lindsay Wildlife on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. to discuss her many adventures and research studies on all things reptiles! Dr. Taylor (more…)

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