Family & Adult Programs

A variety of experiences are offered. Fall 2014 features bird hikes and tarantula hikes with experienced guides. Evening talks include Native Bees, Natural History of Contra Costa County, and Coyotes.


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Volunteer Opportunities :: VO-804

Sat, August 09, 2014

Opportunities abound at Lindsay Wildlife Museum to care for wildlife and the earth. Join us in this free class to learn how to get involved, based on your interests. Each department-Animal Encounters, Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Education-will share what they do and how you can join the team. Other volunteer opportunities include Development, Finance, Store and Operations.

Native Bees :: CTA-920

Thu, August 14, 2014

EVENING PROGRAM--Pollinators are a diverse and fascinating group of animals providing an important service in our environment by moving pollen between flowers and ensuring the growth of seeds and fruits. Native bees are the most important group of pollinators. Eddie Dunbar head of the Insect Sciences Museum of California will share about native bees and what we can do to help restore their habitat.

Bird Walk Hike :: CTA-942

Sat, September 13, 2014

Have you been intrigued by the birds in your neighborhood but could not put a name to them? Join us for a morning of fun with experienced birdwatchers from the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society at Castle Rock Park (Walnut Creek). Limited supply of binoculars and bird guides will be provided for use. Boost your confidence and learn how to tell a towhee from a house finch. Map and directions will be sent after registration compete.

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  • Ages: Age 10- Adult
  • Price: $30.00 (Member: $25.00)

Cultural & Natural History of Contra Costa County :: CTA-930

Thu, September 25, 2014

EVENING PROGRAM--Longtime wildlife biologist, naturalist and ethnobiologist, James Doc Hale is known for his profound understanding and appreciation of the Mt. Diablo region including its natural beauty, wildlife inhabitants, and the history of the Native Americans who once built villages along its creek and tributaries. In his talk, Doc Hale will feature the Native American history, geology, and the wildlife of our area as well as the artiafacts on display at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

Tarantula Hike :: CTA-944

Sat, September 27, 2014

Explore the habitat of local tarantulas along the north face of Mount Diablo. Fall is the time for these eight-legged, carnivorous yet docile creatures to come out of hiding in search of their mates. Hike start from the Mitchel Canyon Visitor’s Center at the Mount Diablo State Park and cover a distance of 2 miles. Hiking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Additional cost: $6 for parking at the visitor’s center. Map and directions will be sent after registration complete.

Volunteer Opportunities :: VO-806

Sat, October 04, 2014

Opportunities abound at Lindsay Wildlife Museum to care for wildlife and the earth. Join us in this free class to learn how to get involved, based on your interests. Each department-Animal Encounters, Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Education-will share what they do and how you can join the team. Other volunteer opportunities include Development, Finance, Store and Operations.

Tarantula Hike :: CTA-946

Sat, October 04, 2014

Explore the habitat of local tarantulas along the north face of Mount Diablo. Fall is the time for these eight-legged, carnivorous yet docile creatures to come out of hiding in search of their mates. Hike start from the Mitchel Canyon Visitor’s Center at the Mount Diablo State Park and cover a distance of 2 miles. Hiking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Additional cost: $6 for parking at the visitor’s center. Map and directions will be sent after registration complete.

Drawn from Nature: Inspired by Wildlife Monday Morning Drawing Workshop :: CTA-954

Mon, October 06, 2014 - Mon, October 20, 2014

THREE WEEK WORKSHOP--Join Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education at Lindsay Wildlife Museum for a new workshop! Participants will have the opportunity to work directly from our live native California wildlife and the museum will be opened only to those enrolled in this class. This workshop provides a private opportunity and up-close access to wildlife. Bring your sketchbook and be prepared to be inspired by our magnificent animals. Previous drawing and/or watercolor experience suggested.

Tarantula Hike :: CTA-948

Sat, October 11, 2014

Explore the habitat of local tarantulas along the north face of Mount Diablo. Fall is the time for these eight-legged, carnivorous yet docile creatures to come out of hiding in search of their mates. Hike start from the Mitchel Canyon Visitor’s Center at the Mount Diablo State Park and cover a distance of 2 miles. Hiking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Additional cost: $6 for parking at the visitor’s center. Map and directions will be sent after registration complete.

Coyotes In Our Midst Learning to Live with North America’s Native “Song Dog” :: CTA-940

Thu, October 16, 2014

EVENING PROGRAM--Learn from Camilla Fox, founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote, about the remarkable adaptability and resiliency of this successful predator. This presentation reveals the challenges and opportunities coyotes provide to urban communities. Join the fascinating world of Canis latrans-their keen intelligence, amazing resourcefulness and importance in many ecosystems.

Tarantula Hike :: CTA-950

Sat, October 18, 2014

Explore the habitat of local tarantulas along the north face of Mount Diablo. Fall is the time for these eight-legged, carnivorous yet docile creatures to come out of hiding in search of their mates. Hike start from the Mitchel Canyon Visitor’s Center at the Mount Diablo State Park and cover a distance of 2 miles. Hiking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Additional cost: $6 for parking at the visitor’s center. Map and directions will be sent after registration complete.

Tarantula Hike :: CTA-952

Sat, October 25, 2014

Explore the habitat of local tarantulas along the north face of Mount Diablo. Fall is the time for these eight-legged, carnivorous yet docile creatures to come out of hiding in search of their mates. Hike start from the Mitchel Canyon Visitor’s Center at the Mount Diablo State Park and cover a distance of 2 miles. Hiking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Additional cost: $6 for parking at the visitor’s center. Map and directions will be sent after registration complete.

Volunteer Opportunities :: VO-808

Sat, January 10, 2015

Opportunities abound at Lindsay Wildlife Museum to care for wildlife and the earth. Join us in this free class to learn how to get involved, based on your interests. Each department-Animal Encounters, Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Education-will share what they do and how you can join the team. Other volunteer opportunities include Development, Finance, Store and Operations.