The Wonders of Wildlife, the National Fish and Wildlife Museum, is slated to undergo a major renovation and expansion beginning Dec. 3 and could be closed for up to six months.
Now in its sixth year, the museum will undergo an expansion which will enhance the visitors experience with more water features and live animals, a new atrium/ticket space connecting the museum to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and an all-new Wildlife Galleries. The renovations will allow visitors to see the Wildlife Galleries at Bass Pro and the museum and aquarium in one experience. Wonders of Wildlife has been operating the Wildlife Galleries for several years and the expansion will bring both parts of the museum together.
“This is an exciting time for Wonders of Wildlife. We couldn’t be more thrilled that we are moving forward with this project,” said Peggy Smith, acting Executive Director. “The initial design concepts illustrate a truly incredible experience for all who visit.”
Flanking the aquarium will be a large reflecting pool. The new entrance will allow the attraction to expand the useable exhibit space and animal collection, bringing the overall facility to more than 150,000 square feet. The current facility is 92,000 square feet.
The renovation and construction is moving forward and is slated to begin Dec. 3. Wonders of Wildlife could be closed for up to six months during construction.
Information courtesy of Branson Daily News