Birds on exhibit at The International Wildlife Museum
|Rothschild's Bird of Paradise
|Blue Bird of Paradise
Plan to stop by on your way
to the Sonora Desert Museum.
We drove by The International Wildlife Museum on our way to the Sonora
Desert Museum and decided to investigate the charming castle. We stood in the lobby and hesitated over
the $7. entrance fee. We entered the first room and were over whelmed with an amazing butterfly collection. We were lost in
that room for some time. We turned the corner and entered the next room that was full of several unique
insect collections. We're talking about every kind of bug you can imagine. After looking at hundreds
of butterflies and insects we had our $7. worth. We didn't know it then, but we had only seen a portion of the museum.
Next we entered The McElroy Gallery. It was another shock-and-awe! A large cozy wood paneled room with the nicest taxidermy
exhibit we've ever seen. Obviously, painstakingly composed by real artists. We sat back on the large
sofas and just took it all in. We loved the full sized giraffe on display that we walked up underneath and were able to touch.
It seem as if the animals were alive. A lady walked in with a scared little boy
and it took a while for her to explain the exhibit and that the animals would not hurt him. Very cute! Then we came upon the
bird exhibits where we were able to see several different types of Birds of Paradise from New Guinea. It was a privilege to
see these birds up close that we will probably never get a chance to see in the wild. I have only mentioned a portion of what
we saw that day. We continued to round corner after corner and knew that we had made the right decision when we stopped by
The International Wildlife Museum.
to see it for yourself.
Tons of Butterflies and Insects......
The McElroy Gallery
A well done and beautiful wildlife display....
Exhibits of unique birds from all over the world........