Hunting Heritage Hall – Meticulously recreated lifelike environments offer visitors a portal to the wild, educating them about the importance of conserving the icons of the animal kingdom. Inspired by Johnny Morris’ visits to the great natural history museums of America, this all-new showcase takes the concept even further with lifelike 4-D dioramas that include the realistic sights, sounds and smells of the world’s awe-inspiring habitats from North America, Africa and the Arctic.
A journey through the wildlife galleries brings guests into lifelike natural settings enriched by hand-painted artisan murals, foliage and waterfalls. Every detail has been painstakingly crafted to transport you into the wilderness.
Meet the King of Bucks, a rotating collection of more than 200 game animals including world records and the largest collection of white-tailed deer specimens in the world.
Behold the 50-inch horns and world-record beauty of The Chadwick Ram, considered the finest North American big game specimen ever collected.
Displays highlight the work of America’s leading conservation groups including Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation and many others.
Boone and Crockett Club’s world-famous National Collection of Heads and Horns – Relive history through more than 40 historically significant North American big game mammals that originally helped spark America’s conservation movement when it debuted in New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1922.
Established by the Boone and Crockett Club, a wildlife conservation organization founded by Theodore Roosevelt, the collection originally exposed thousands to big game animals at a time when their numbers were dwindling, drawing national attention to the plight of wildlife after decades of unregulated harvest and irresponsible land use practices. Amazed by the natural beauty, an inspired and determined public ensured subsequent legislation proposed by Club members to protect wildlife and habitats were given top priority.
Guests will see world-record bears, bison, caribou, elk and other big game animals while learning about scoring techniques, histories and principals of ethical hunting. This influential collection is relocating from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, to be part of the Wonders of Wildlife experience.
“The Boone and Crockett Club is honored to contribute our historic collection to what will surely become the most elaborate conservation education attraction in the world,” said Tony Schoonen, the club’s chief of staff. “Wonders of Wildlife builds on our rich legacy of conservation to ensure future generations will join our efforts to protect wildlife.”
Marvel at Arthur Dubs’ record collection of sheep from around the world set amongst a dramatic rocky mountain cliff.