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Wonders of Wildlife Announces Admission Prices, Prepares to Open this Month

Michele Skalicky

Admission prices have been announced for the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, set to open later this month at Campbell and Sunshine.

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has reportedly spent more than $100 million on the renovated facility.

The complex includes a new 1.5 million gallon aquarium with 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds as well as a wildlife museum.  There are 1.5 miles of trails and exhibits celebrating those who hunt, fish and act as stewards of the land and water, according to a news release from Bass Pro Shops, which renovated the facility. 

Annual memberships and admission tickets are now on sale.  An individual annual membership for one designated adult is $95; a family annual membership (for two designated adults and kids and grandkids under 18) is $250, and a Conservation Champion Membership (for two designated adults and kids and grandkids under 18), plus two transferable guest cards for family and friends) is $300.   

A combo ticket for the aquarium and wildlife museum is $23.95 for kids four to 11 and $39.95 for 12 and up.  Tickets to the aquarium only are free for kids under age four, $19.95 for kids four to 11 and $$29.95 for 12 and older.  Tickets to the Wildlife Galleries are $9.95 for kids four to 11 and $14.95 for 12 and up.  Discounts are available for seniors and military.

Timed entry tickets are required for guests visiting Wonders of Wildlife. 

The grand opening is set for September 22.  Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.