Lindsay Wildlife Experience Reopens Exhibit Hall and Debuts New Bald Eagle Habitat on Tuesday, May 4

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF./ April 28, 2021/— Lindsay Wildlife Experience announced today it is reopening its Exhibit Hall and debuting a new habitat for its Bald Eagle animal ambassador, Atsá, on a special Member Day, Tuesday, May 4. Exhibit Hall will reopen to the general public on Wednesday, May 5.

With Lindsay’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital accepting patients and daily public programs at Lindsay’s outdoor campus, the reopening of Exhibit Hall completes the non-profit organization’s return to pre-pandemic operations, while following necessary safety precautions and social distancing measures as guided by national, state and local health officials.

“We are very excited to receive visitors in our museum again and witness the awed faces of children seeing wildlife up close, timidly meeting a snake or a porcupine, or watching in delight as a hawk soars above their heads,” said Executive Director Carlos de la Rosa.  “These early formative experiences are some of the greatest rewards we have as educators and conservationists, and will help build a society more in tune with the needs of wildlife as well as people.”

The addition of the new Eagle Eyrie habitat will allow visitors to observe and interact with Atsá, Lindsay’s rehabilitated but non-releasable Bald Eagle animal ambassador, in a naturalistic, state-of-the-art setting. Completed during the closure, the habitat is a step towards expanding and enriching Lindsay’s educational offerings to the public and creating engaging and realistic habitats for its permanent wildlife residents.

“The new Bald Eagle habitat and natural history exhibit are just the beginning of our exhibit hall returning to full access and operation,” de la Rosa said. “Our outdoor programs combined with online and indoor experiences will help us fully recover from the pandemic and continue to grow and expand our wildlife experiences. We can’t wait to see visitors and celebrate our love for wildlife and nature with them.”

Members will have first access to Eagle Eyrie and enjoy the following benefits on Member Day:

  • A free outdoor program at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are extremely limited and are first-come, first-served.
  • An additional 10% discount in the museum gift store.
  • Two free months of membership for a total of 14 months of benefits when a new membership is purchased or membership is renewed between April 28 and May 4.

Because Lindsay Wildlife Experience is committed to the health and safety of its guests, Exhibit Hall will initially open with reduced hours and reduced capacity.

The public will be able to visit Exhibit Hall Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendance will be limited to 50 percent of regular capacity, or 75 guests, at one time. Access to interactive, high-touch exhibits will be restricted and all public areas will be sanitized regularly. All guests ages 2 and older will be required to wear masks and social distancing is required throughout Exhibit Hall.

Access to attractions such as Lindsay’s Behind the Scenes Theater remains restricted due to social distancing. However, there are several ways people can continue to connect with wildlife including viewing  hospital staff giving patients life-saving care in the monthly “Lindsay at Home: Hospital Behind the Scenes” online program and  enjoying onsite outdoor programs Tuesdays through Thursdays at 10 a.m. and daily at 3:30 p.m.