Go “underground” in new exhibit The Burrow!

Walnut Creek, CA—Go “underground” in Lindsay Wildlife Museum‘s newest exhibit The Burrow and discover the world of wildlife beneath your feet.

True-to-life animal models, wildlife puppets, rhyming verses and handpainted scenes will draw visitors into the busy animal habitat just below Earth’s surface. That’s where ground squirrels engineer complex tunnels, and other animals take up residence to keep warm or cool, stay safe, hunt for food, and raise their young. In the wild, burrow animals include burrowing owls that hunt by day, gophers, snakes, moles, toads and tarantulas. Ants and bees tunnel down too!

The new exhibit is designed so visitors small and tall can crawl in through special openings and feel like they’re in an underground burrow. The exhibit includes inside peekholes where visitors can watch the museum’s resident California ground squirrel “Terra” and opossum “Thumbs” in action.

The Burrow‘s opening weekend celebration on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 will include hands-on science activities where visitors can engineer their own “burrow” in the form of a marble maze. They can also meet the exhibit’s creators, and have fun with crafts and storytelling.

Special thanks to our media sponsor for The Burrow, Bay Area News Group.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. The museum is a unique natural history museum where wild, live animals are just inches away. The museum includes the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S. and an environmental education center.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum is located at 1931 First Avenue in Walnut Creek, adjacent to Larkey Park. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. General admission is $8.50 adults, $7.50 seniors 65+, $6.50 children 2-17, and free for members and children under 2 years old. More information is available at wildlife-museum.org, or call 925-935-1978.

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