Important News About Lindsay Wildlife

We are receiving many inquiries about when we will reopen our exhibit hall and programs to the public. We want to give you some answers.

Exhibit Hall

We are currently not able to set a date for reopening our exhibit hall for several reasons:

  • The county is still under a general Shelter-In-Place order
  • The COVID-19 virus is still active, new cases continue to appear, and we know that crowds, close-distanced groups, and enclosed spaces are prime locations for the virus to spread
  • Opening our exhibit hall prematurely would increase the risk of exposing the small staff that is handling the work of caring for our animals during the epidemic. This would result in Lindsay losing the ability to care for our animal ambassadors.

We must follow a high level of caution because the consequences are dire if we don’t.

Education Programs

We are planning to open several education programs in July including our now sold-out summer camps. These shortened programs have been modified to limit the number of children, and will be held outdoors rather than in classrooms. We are also planning outdoor educational activities with our animal ambassadors that adhere to strict social distancing guidelines.

Online Programs

We are delivering a suite of online programs and materials for all ages, including a weekly newsletter packed with articles and videos, youth leadership programs and children’s programs. Visit our website for links to these programs and materials, or contact the Education Registrar for more information.

Wildlife Hospital

Our wildlife hospital continues to receive injured and orphaned wildlife seven days a week. Please contact the Hospital Hotline at (925) 659-8156 or email [email protected] for information and directions on how to assess if a wild animal needs rescuing and what to do.

We miss seeing our exhibit hall filled with excited children, parents and visitors. We also miss the hundreds of volunteers who make Lindsay so interesting and educational. But our most important goal is to make your experience as safe as possible. We will follow the best scientific information available and make necessary adjustments to ensure you and your loved ones have the safest visit possible.

Our staff and volunteers thank you for your continued support and for your love of wildlife. We look forward to the time when we can all be together again and share our passion for California’s native wildlife.