Hours, Prices, Directions

Plan Your Visit!

Lindsay Exhibit Hall Hours

Our hours are Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be open Tuesdays on Nov. 23, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28. Read about our holiday hours here and see our daily program schedule here

Exhibit Hall is closed Mondays and some Tuesdays.

**Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for guests age 12 and over is required for entry into Exhibit Hall and our wildlife rehabilitation hospital. Click here for more information.**

Main Number: (925) 935-1978

Parents’ Press Best of the East Bay Winner; Trip Advisor 2016 Winner, Certificate of Excellence; Reader’s Pick and Best of the East Bay 2021 Best Museum, Diablo Magazine.

Outdoor Public Programs

We are currently offering outdoor public programs in our Raptor Redwood Grove. For more information, click here.

Masks are required for all guests ages 2 and older. **Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required to attend outdoor programs.**

To read our outdoor program safety guidelines, click here.

Exhibit Hall Prices

  • Adults: $12
  • Seniors 65+: $10
  • Students with ID/Children 2–17 years: $10
  • Qualifying individuals and families: $3 per person, up to four people per visit.

To purchase advanced timed tickets for weekend entry, click here. Museums for All and other special discounted tickets must be purchased at the door.

Free for members and for children younger than 2 years old.

Rescuers who bring an animal to our wildlife hospital get one free admission to the exhibit hall.

Group Admissions

Do you have more than 15 -30 people in your group? Then consider contacting us for a group admission rate. For information on group admissions of 15+ click here!

Lindsay Wildlife is committed to accessibility and inclusion. We strive to make our building, exhibits, programs, and services accessible to everyone, regardless of physical or developmental ability. Lindsay does offer one free caregiver for every ADA individual. Contact Patricia Hill for more information at [email protected]

Lindsay Holiday Hours

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Closes at 2 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Lindsay Is a Blue Star Museum

As a Blue Star Museum, we offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their immediate families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We thank you for your service.

The exhibit hall is closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, and the Fourth of July.

Lindsay Wildlife Store

The store is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience Gift Shop offers an array of items for children and adults, focused on native California wildlife and our environment. We have everything from children’s books to great reference books for adults, science-based toys, as well as craft items and a popular selection of plush and puppet animals from this area. When you buy from the Lindsay store, you are supporting the life-saving and educational work Lindsay provides.

Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Hours

The hospital accepts patients in a drop-off area daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before you bring us an animal, please contact the Hospital Hotline Voicemail at (925) 659-8156 or email [email protected] for additional information and advice. All hotline calls are sent to a voicemail that is monitored from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Please expect a call the same day or the next day if calling after 5 p.m.

The hospital provides free veterinary care to native California wildlife.


Located at 1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597


Free parking is available at Larkey Park on the east side of the exhibit hall, the Friends Church lot across the street (except Sunday mornings), or on Buena Vista Avenue. Lindsay Wildlife Experience is located in a residential area. Please do not park on First Avenue in front of our neighbors’ homes—you will get a parking ticket.


Lindsay Wildlife Experience is located 1.5 miles from Walnut Creek BART and one mile from Pleasant Hill BART. Cab service is also available at both stations. Lindsay Wildlife is also easily accessible by bicycle; we are just off the Contra Costa Canal Trail.