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Wonders of Wildlife’s Sea Turtle Center again hosts endangered sea turtles in life-saving rehabilitation efforts

February 6, 2024

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium (WOW) welcomed its fourth group of critically ill loggerhead sea turtles, in addition to its first group of green and…

It’s Official! Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Vote “America’s Best Aquarium for an unprecedented fifth time!

March 17, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Located within the beautiful Ozark region of the central United States, Johnny Morris’ not-for-profit Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium  is the largest and most important conservation…

Cast Your Vote for Conservation

February 17, 2023

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife again nominated for America’s Best Aquarium by USA TODAY Springfield, Mo. – Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium (WOW) in Springfield, Missouri, has once…

Turtle Check Ups!

January 30, 2023

On January 18th, Wonders of Wildlife’s ten loggerhead sea turtle rescues underwent medical exams. These exams included a physical, blood work and x-rays conducted by our aquatic holding biologists and vet staff….

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium nominated again for “America’s Best Aquarium” honor by USA Today

April 29, 2022

Fans encouraged to vote online daily to advance conservation now through May 23 Springfield, Mo. –For the fourth year, Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, has…

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Wonders of Wildlife is happy to announce the opening of a new exhibit in partnership with the American Museum of Fly Fishing.

March 16, 2022

Press release about the event honoring Johnny Morris and the opening of the American Museum of Fly Fishing exhibit at Wonders of Wildlife. American Museum of Fly Fishing honors Johnny…

Riser’s Conservation Story: How an American Bald Eagle Prevailed

December 2, 2021

Article by: Wonders of Wildlife Marketing Six years ago, Riser, the American bald eagle, soared high over the treetops in North Carolina. The wind rustled his feathers, his eyes scanned…

Nilla, the Sleeping Beauty: Resident Black Bear Prepares for the Winter

November 5, 2021

Article by: Tinsley Merriman, Wonders of Wildlife Marketing Intern Winters in Missouri can be unBEARable. With the sun setting earlier and the temperature dropping lower, a lot of us are…

Theodore Roosevelt: The Lengthy Legacy of America’s Rough Rider

October 27, 2021

Article by: Tinsley Merriman, Wonders of Wildlife Marketing Intern October 27 marks the 163rd birthday of Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. In honor of this…

How We Can Help Sharks, Right Here in Missouri

August 4, 2021

Article By: Taylor Meadows When I’m asked about what I do, I respond that I’m a shark photographer and advocate. That response is always met with “you’re crazy!” or “I…

Press Releases

American Museum of Fly Fishing to Join Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

March 25, 2019

50 years after its founding, American Museum of Fly Fishing to join Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri. Longtime steward of fly-fishing history...

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Wonders of Wildlife Celebrates the Ozarks with specially-discounted “Just for Neighbors” Days Through March 31

February 25, 2019

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium is inviting Ozarks area residents to escape the winter blues with half-off admission tickets during “Just for Neighbors” Days now through March 31. As a way of...

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Luke Bryan, Chris Janson Announced as NHF Day 2019 Honorary Co-chairmen

January 24, 2019

Officials announced today that country music superstars Luke Bryan and Chris Janson will serve as honorary co-chairs for the 48th annual celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day)...

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Injured Veterans Ease Their Pain Diving at WOW Aquarium

November 9, 2018

When they're underwater, unconstricted by the forces of gravity, both men find relief from their pain. On Thursday, they got their chance, scuba diving among sharks, rays and colorful ocean fish at the...

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signs National Hunting and Fishing Month proclamation at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

October 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today addressed prominent conservationists gathered at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and signed a proclamation naming...

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“America’s Best Aquarium” Celebrates First Anniversary Confirms an Astonishing 1.6 Million Visitors in First Full Year of Operation

September 20, 2018

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium celebrates first year by announcing attendance milestone, significant expansion plans and new additions


Year of the Bird exhibit opens at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

August 21, 2018

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is excited to partner with the National Audubon Society and Ducks Unlimited in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the...

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Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium receives significant donation from Bank of America

July 17, 2018

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium a $250,000 grant as part of its broader initiative to aid environmental programs in Missouri.


It’s official, America’s Best Aquarium is in Springfield, Missouri!

May 8, 2018

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has been voted America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by USA TODAY ranking the top 20 prominent...

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Flamingoes become newest addition to Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

March 16, 2018

On the heels of welcoming a colony of gentoo penguins in December, Wonders of Wildlife National Aquarium and Museum today unveiled its newest addition, six lesser flamingoes, located inside the Swamp...

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Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium voted “America’s Number One Best New Attraction”

January 5, 2018

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, the largest, most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world, has been voted as America’s Best New Attraction.


Wonders of Wildlife asking fans to cast their vote for USA Today's “Best New Attraction”

December 8, 2017

Fans of Wonders of Wildlife can vote for the world-class museum and aquarium as USA Today's “Best New Attraction” for 2017. Everyone is invited to cast their vote once per day by visiting...

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Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium envisioned as world’s grandest tribute to conservation movement

September 19, 2017

Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris will be joined by former Presidents and hundreds of North America’s conservation leaders to unveil the all-new Wonders of Wildlife...

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Memberships, timed entry tickets now on sale for Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

September 6, 2017

Annual memberships and admission tickets are now on sale for Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium – the largest and most important natural history museum to open in America in more...

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Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium to Celebrate Grand Opening on September 21, 2017

March 29, 2017

Johnny Morris, founder/CEO of Bass Pro Shops and leading conservationist, in partnership with noted conservation partners from around the world, today announced the all new Wonders of Wildlife...

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Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium to be permanent home for Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

July 25, 2017

Relocating from Birmingham, Alabama, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame joins an unprecedented collection of national conservation partners with a presence inside a remarkable new destination showcasing...

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