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Johnny Morris Brings Wildlife Wonders To Life At New Museum And Aquarium

Johnny Morris Brings Wildlife Wonders To Life At New Museum And Aquarium

In a world where more and more people become disconnected from the great outdoors, the need for awareness, education and advocacy about nature through fishing, hunting and conservation is the best way to protect wildlife and our time-honored ways of life for generations to come.

Always leading the charge for conservation and the outdoor lifestyle, Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, brings the majesty of wildlife together in an amazing new attraction, the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, which celebrates its grand opening on Sept. 21, 2017, just in time to celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day!

(Photo courtesy/Wonders of Wildlife)

Wonders of Wildlife is home to a brand new 1.5 million-gallon aquarium experience, featuring 35,000 live fish, mammals, birds and reptiles, and an immersive wildlife museum that brings visitors face-to-face with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled.

The amazing new museum and aquarium, a 320,000 square-foot destination for those who hunt, fish and act as stewards of our lands and waterways, adjoins the very first Bass Pro Shops location in Springfield, Missouri. More than a mile of trails wind visitors through the exhibits boasting 700 species of wildlife. 

(Photo courtesy/Wonders of Wildlife)

In addition to the enormous collection of animals and 70,000 square feet of massive dioramas, the new attraction will also be home to the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame, the National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, the Boone and Crockett Club National Collection of Heads and Horns, and the National Archery Hall of Fame!  

Visitors to Wonders of Wildlife can also check out the most popular firearms museum in America, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, at the same location. 

“We are deeply grateful to the many remarkably talented individuals and world-class conservation organizations that have come together for the past nine years to help make this vision a reality,” Morris said in a release. “It is our shared hope that the tremendous investment of time, energy and resources will have a profound, positive long-term impact on the future of hunting, fishing and conservation in America.” 

(Photo courtesy/National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame)

Tickets for the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium are $39.95 for adults and $23.95 for children ages 4 through 11. To buy tickets, view maps and get more information, visit www.wondersofwildlife.org

(Main and marquee photo courtesy/Wonders of Wildlife)

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