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- Kids Ages 2 -12
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Experience the Utmost Wildlife Cultural Adventure!
Bryce Wildlife Conservation Museum is located near Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the most scenic areas in the country. Our exhibits focus on wildlife from all over the world. In addition to featuring wildlife exhibits, we also have artifacts from ancient Indians – like the Anasazi and Piute – that lived in this area. Our exhibits are excellent resources for learning about natural history and wildlife.
The Museum is centrally located on Byway 12, considered one of the best scenic roadways by Car and Driver Magazine. Our location is the ideal hub for day trips to Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome State Park, and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Come and visit this incredible area and museum for a wildlife adventure you will never forget.
Bryce Wildlife Conservation Museum features an enormous collection of mounted animal species, a variety of animal skulls, seashells, and over 1,600 butterflies from all over the world! We also showcase a large herd of live exotic deer that can be hand-fed upon request.
History Of The Bryce Wildlife Conservation Museum
The Bryce Wildlife Conservation Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the diverse wildlife of the world, as well as explaining the role of wildlife management and conservation. The museum is nestled in the Paunsaugunt Plateau, named by the Piute Indians and meaning “Home of the Beaver,” just minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park.
Founded in 1995, The Bryce Wildlife Conservation Museum was part of a collaborative effort between Robert Driedonks and the City of Panguitch. Through grants, the City of Panguitch was able to restore a historic building, and Robert Driedonks began to live his dream to build one of the finest wildlife museums.
Since then, the museum has grown and relocated to the Bryce Canyon area in a brand new 16,000-square-foot facility that showcases exhibits with over 1,100 animals. The state-of-the-art museum boasts balance color temperature lighting, rounded corners, and beautiful, 100% accurate wildlife habitat murals, and it is said to be one of the finest museums in the Western United States.
The Bryce Wildlife Conservation Museum welcomes school field trips, church groups, scout troops, and educational programs, as our exhibitions prove to be a great way to stimulate kids’ minds and are a great educational tool. Robert Driedonks, museum owner and curator, will personally answer questions and give guided tours to groups. Just let us know when you plan on arriving.