Wonders of Wildlife Blog

Go beyond the surface and read more about the
wonders of the world around you!

There is so much to learn beyond what you see at our aquarium and museum. Our top priority is nature and wildlife conservation and education, and here, you can explore the stories – past and present – of those efforts. Get behind-the-scenes insights of WOW and enjoy exciting tales that share the wonder of nature and its creatures!


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Wonders of Wildlife Stories

Wonders of Wildlife Great Barrier Reef

Wonders of Wildlife Once Again Named #1 Aquarium in North America

July 17, 2020

Conservationist’s gift to fellow anglers continues to inspire Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has been voted America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by…

Wonders of Wildlife COVID-19 Safety Updates

Reopening Health and Safety Modifications

May 20, 2020

A Message Regarding Operational Updates For the most updated details regard our Safety & Health Updates in response to COVID-19, please see the COVID-19 Response page › The entire Wonders…

Zookeeper feeding penguins at Wonders of Wildlife

The Life of a WOW Zookeeper

August 9, 2019

By: Olivia Hunter, Lead Keeper In the zookeeping world, a typical day rarely exists! When working with wild animals, every day is an adventure! In a perfect world, this is…

Aquarium Adventure - Stingray

Cownose Ray Born at Wonders of Wildlife

November 28, 2018

An exciting new arrival was recently welcomed at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri. On October 22, animal care staff at the aquarium were greeted by…

Jellyfish Exhibit at Wonders of Wildlife

Jellyfish at Wonders of Wildlife

October 23, 2018

Did you know that jellyfish aren’t really fish? They are actually invertebrates (a creature that lacks a backbone) because they don’t have a bone structure like a fish would. Because…

Out to Sea Shark Dive

Experience the Out to Sea Shark Dive

October 8, 2018

By: Cole, Megan, & the Shark Dive Team  “SeaTREK is an amazing underwater experience…” is a phrase you may hear as you walk down Shark Alley. The Out to Sea…

Coral at Wonders of Wildlife

Growing a Coral Reef in an Aquarium

August 31, 2018

By: Jackie S., Aquarist If your aquarium tour has taken you past our lower-level Out to Sea exhibit where you saw sharks and grouper, you have probably seen our corals.…