Wonders of Wildlife National Museum Opening

After nine years in the making, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield has finally opened its doors to the public. The largest immersive wildlife experience in the world celebrated its grand opening on September 21 with a gala and ribbon-cutting ceremony graced by several famous guests including former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush. The museum, adjacent to the Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters, features a 1.5 million-gallon aquarium adventure, an impressive collection of record-setting game animals, and 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles and birds.

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting

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