Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, MO
500 W. Sunshine Street • Springfield, MO 65807
Celebrating those who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium is an animal adventure featuring a 1.5-million gallon aquarium, mesmerizing exhibits and galleries, and opportunities to learn more about conservation. Discover more about our land with galleries featuring elk, elephants, wildcats, and other animals from around the world.
The reviews say it, and I agree - it doesn't get better than this and it's in the middle of America! Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is the largest immersive wildlife attraction in the world. Explore a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds and a wildlife museum offering a tour of the wildest places on earth. The 350,000-square foot experience features more than 1.5 miles of immersive trails and exhibits.View my photos
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Are the Wildlife Galleries and Aquarium Adventure two separate tickets?
Yes. However, guests can choose to visit both during their trip. It is recommended guests purchase the Wonders of Wildlife combo ticket should they choose to visit both the Wildlife Galleries and Aquarium Adventure in one day.
When is the best time to visit?
We recommend visiting during the late fall and winter months, excluding holidays. If visiting in the spring or summer months, we recommend visiting Monday through Thursday.
How long does it take to explore the galleries and aquarium?
It takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete the 1.5 miles of wildlife galleries and about 2 hours to see everything in the aquarium.
Is this museum appropriate for kids?
Is parking available?
Yes. Parking is free across the Wonders of Wildlife and Bass Pro Shops campus. Handicapped parking spots are available in front of the primary entrance at 1935 S Campbell as well as outside the Aquarium’s Great Oceans Hall at 500 W Sunshine. Both entries also offer space for pick-up and drop-off access. Overflow parking is available at the Cherokee Street entrance to Outdoor World located on the south side of the building.
Are the aquarium and galleries accessible?
Yes. Wonders of Wildlife is wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly with elevators available throughout. Wagons or wagon style strollers are not permitted in the museum due to narrow walkways. Ample seating is available in various areas of the Wildlife Galleries and the Aquarium Adventure. Lawn and camping chairs are not permitted.
Can I rent a wheelchair or scooter?
Yes. Scooters are available to rent for a four hour period for an additional fee of $20. Strollers are also available to rent for $7. Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge. All rentals are available on a first come, first served basis.
Can I take pictures inside the galleries?
Yes. However, flash photography is prohibited. Guests are encouraged to take as many photos as they would like, and video is allowed of all shows and experiences.
Is a cafe or food court onsite?
Yes. Fish Tales Café, a quick grab and go food service is located in the Great Ocean’s Hall. Fish Tales Café offers soups, sandwiches, salads, pizza, a kid’s menu, and gluten-free options.* Guests may also purchase snacks and refreshments at a snack bar located in the upper Shipwreck area.
*Gluten-free items are prepared in a kitchen with items containing gluten.
Can I bring outside food and beverages inside?
Are there accommodations for nursing mothers?
Yes. A mother’s nursing room is available in our Great Oceans Hall, near the Hemmingway boat, toward the gift shop exit. Changing tables are provided in every restroom.
Can I leave the museum and return on the same day?
You are welcome to leave and come back during the day. Re-entry will require proof of purchase (i.e. ticket stub and/or receipt).
Does the museum offer lockers for rent?
No. A coat check is offered for a small fee.
Can I bring my service animal?
Service Animals are welcome at Wonders of Wildlife. Wonders of Wildlife follows Title I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which defines Service Animals as dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples include: