March 24, 2020

A Message regarding ticket sales & encounters

We are looking forward to your visit, however we are temporarily closed due to the evolving situation around Covid-19. Ticket sales, Out to Sea Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, and other events are unable to be sold at this time. Wonders of Wildlife will continue to follow the guidance of public health authorities in determining when the museum and aquarium will reopen to the public. 
 
We look forward to to seeing you soon!
 
March 18, 2020

A Message from Wonders of Wildlife

Bryan Nadeau, Vice President of Conservation Attractions

After careful consideration and review of the latest developments regarding the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have made the decision to close Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, effective today at 5 p.m. While we hope to reopen in early April, we are watching ongoing developments very closely and will make decisions based on the latest information.

We don’t take this lightly as we know many families have traveled a long distance to visit. Wonders of Wildlife is a source of inspiration and education to millions, which is why we’ve been honored to have been voted as, “America’s Best Aquarium.”

Though Wonders of Wildlife is closed, our outdoor nature-based attractions remain open because they can be safely operated in compliance with public health guidelines. We hope any disappointed out-of-town guests will visit the outdoor attraction:

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is a 10,000-acre slice of Ozarks paradise offering hiking, biking, Segway tours, wildlife tram tours, horseback riding, and trout fishing. A not-for-profit nature center envisioned by noted conservationist and Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris, Dogwood Canyon is an outdoor playground that inspires visitors to get involved in wildlife conservation. The natural beauty of the park includes towering bluffs, waterfalls, creek beds, handcrafted bridges and wildlife such as American bison, Rocky Mountain elk and white-tailed deer.

Wonders of Wildlife annual membership passes will be extended by the number of days our facility remains closed. Guests impacted by the closure can contact us directly for assistance at info@wondersofwildlife.org.

During this closure, a limited number of essential team members, including our animal care teams, will maintain operations including the care of our more than 35,000 live animals.

We will continue to provide updates on our website at www.wondersofwildlife.org and on our Facebook page. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time for our nation.

Media Contact:
press@wondersofwildlife.org  
417-225-1189


We are closed

After careful consideration and review of the latest developments regarding the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have made the decision to close Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, effective March 18 at 5 p.m. While we hope to reopen in early April, we are watching ongoing developments very closely and will make decisions based on the latest information.