Hours, Prices, Directions

Plan Your Visit!

Outdoor Public Programs

We are currently offering fun, movement-based outdoor public programs for children. Please click here for information.

These programs are socially distanced and masks are required for all guests ages 2 and older. To read our social distancing guidelines, click here.

Lindsay Exhibit Hall Hours

Our exhibit hall is temporarily closed to the public but we are offering an outdoor program for children. Please click here for information. 

Tuesday–Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays except when noted on the calendar. To see our daily activities program schedule, click here. Print a copy of the schedule here.

Main Number: (925) 935-1978

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

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.

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 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 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.

Check out our Tuesday–Sunday Daily Activities Page!

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

Store open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 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

April–August: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

September–March: 9 a.m. to 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.