Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife, Downtown Appleton

Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife

UPDATED: September 10, 2019 – Currently Closed

While at the Downtown Appleton Indoor Farmers Market last weekend, we stumbled upon a fun new-to-us place! The Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife is located downtown Appleton, inside the City Center on the 2nd floor (accessible by some fun escalators for kids).

The museum was founded in 2007 and has access to over 250 animals and 70 birds from all over the world. All the animals were obtained legally – donated by zoos and farms. Exhibit collections are made possible by a couple of anonymous local donors, with a few pieces from donated outside Wisconsin. This temporary location holds about 35 animals. Although admission is FREE consider donating a couple dollars to this non-profit organization as they are fundraising and working towards exhibiting their collection of over 250 animals in a 40,000 sq. ft space soon.

Kids Can Enjoy 

  • Books about animals on a fun zebra carpet
  • Animal coloring activities
  • Hands on fur and bone displays
  • Learning about animals up close


Hours are very limited and based on volunteer availability.

Groups are invited to contact us to arrange for visits for hours outside our normal scheduled times.

Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife

10 East College Avenue (The City Center), Suite 222, Appleton
(920) 505-0539

Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife
Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife
Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife
Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife

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