Wonders of Wildlife

Like no other attraction before it, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium has a positive national impact on wildlife and conservation.

Spanning 350,000 square feet with over 1.5 miles of trails, Wonders of Wildlife takes you on a journey through immersive habitats that entertain and educate while sharing the story of America's most significant conservationists throughout history and today. The experience celebrates those who hunt, fish and act as stewards of the land and water. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, the campus is a centerpiece of America’s Conservation Capital in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains.

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After a lengthy application process and on-site inspections, we're now proud to officially be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums! AZA accreditation signifies our exemplary standards for animal welfare, scientific education and staff training.

With this badge of honor, we look forward to working alongside fellow accredited institutions and furthering our conservation impact!

Voted America's Best Aquarium and Best New Attraction

By USA TODAY Readers


In a world increasingly disconnected from the great outdoors, it’s more important than ever for people of all ages to connect with nature through fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation to ensure we can protect wildlife for generations to come. Wonders of Wildlife shares this passion with visitors through an authentic, educational and fun celebration of wildlife conservation.

Wonders of Wildlife is proudly part of the Johnny Morris Foundation - a non-profit comprised of three world-class conservation attractions. The Johnny Morris Foundation has a profoundly positive national impact on wildlife, conservation and education. Learn more about our sister properties at dogwoodcanyon.org and topoftherock.com.

Our Founder

Johnny Morris, Noted Conservationist and Founder of Bass Pro Shops

Johnny Morris’ personal passion for conservation has positioned Wonders of Wildlife with an opportunity like no other attraction before it to have a positive national impact on wildlife and conservation. By partnering with leading conservation organizations, Johnny Morris will establish one of the most valuable and respected conservation and education centers in the world based in the heartland of America.

Our History

Wonders of Wildlife first opened in 2001 as Wonders of Wildlife–American National Fish and Wildlife Museum and featured 92,000 square feet of space, over 500,000 gallons of water, and 160 species of animals. After welcoming more than one million visitors, Wonders of Wildlife closed its doors to embark on an impressive expansion to further its mission of connecting people of all ages with the great outdoors. Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium reopened on September 21, 2017, showcasing 1.5 million gallons of water, 35,000 live animals, and is dedicated to all those who conserve wildlife and wild places.


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