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Explore Wonders of Wildlife’s Membership Perks

Explore the wonder time and time again with membership options at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, tailored to meet the unique needs of every guest.

By Jordan Blomquist

Apr 2023

Photo courtesy Dogwood Canyon
Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium Springfield MO

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife is a 350,000-square-foot aquarium that features over 1.5 miles of trail. The museum memberships come with a host of benefits, including discounted tickets. 

• The Conserve and Connect Membership—a dual-property membership—invites families to surround themselves with the beauty of Dogwood Canyon and Wonders of Wildlife, providing unlimited access and exclusive perks. 
• Tailored for groups of four, the Wonders of Wildlife Sea & Shore Membership offers opportunities for wildlife exploration and fun moments together. 
• If you prefer solo adventures, the single memberships at Wonders of Wildlife provide all the benefits of group memberships. 
• Local residents can also take advantage of the Just for Neighbors program, which offers discounted single-day tickets for nearby counties. 

Here is a look at the membership options that may best fit you and your family, along with all the perks Wonders of Wildlife offers. 

Explore this Spring at Dogwood Canyon and Wonders of Wildlife.
Photo courtesy of Dogwood Canyon.With one membership, guests can now enjoy unlimited access to Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

For the Museum Goers and Nature Lovers 

The new Conserve and Connect Membership is best for those who frequent both Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and Wonders of Wildlife. 

What you can do with this membership: Hike the trails at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and observe the wildlife exhibits at Wonders of Wildlife—this new annual membership option allows unlimited visits to both locations. With this membership, guests also receive a 10% discount on tours and encounters, and additional guest tickets. Additionally, membership discounts apply at both locations’ restaurants and shops, as well as on educational programs and camps.

What people are saying: This membership has been anticipated by families and couples who enjoy both visiting the museum and hiking the trails at Dogwood Canyon. “I’m excited and looking forward to using them for the current and upcoming year,” Tammy Reymur comments on a Facebook post about renewing memberships. 

Cost: $150 for adults and $90 for children annually. 

Wonders of Wildlife is a 350,000-square-foot aquarium in Springfield, Missouri.
Photo courtesy of Wonders of Wildlife.Groups of four can take advantage of Wonders of Wildlife’s Sea & Shore membership, which includes any combination of four annual memberships.

For Groups of Four

The Sea & Shore membership includes any combination of four memberships (must include at least one adult membership) and two single-day guest general admission tickets. This membership is not limited to individuals residing in the same household. 

What you can do with this membership: Experience unlimited visits to the museum along with a 10% discount on food and beverage purchases, merchandise in the gift shop, scooter rentals and educational programs. Wonders of Wildlife members also receive exclusive newsletters and invitations to special events and programs. It’s a way for families to explore wildlife and create lasting memories together. Don’t overlook the immersive and interactive exhibits, like the Out to Sea exhibit or the Shipwreck Reef exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays.

What people are saying: There is so much to explore and many enriching experiences waiting for guests at the museum and aquarium. “Always an awesome time,” a member comments on a Facebook post about the museum’s membership offerings. “We have season tickets and go almost every Sunday. You can go that many times and still see something new!”

Cost: $300 annually per family or group of four. 

For Those Who Want a Single Membership

Wonders of Wildlife also has single annual memberships for adults and children. With each visit, members can dive deeper into all Wonders of Wildlife has to offer.

What you can do with this membership: This is the best option for those who want unlimited visits to the museum and aquarium but are not a family or group of four. Plus, this option includes all the discounts and additional Wonders of Wildlife benefits offered with the Sea & Shore membership. 

Cost: $80 for adults and $50 for children annually. 

Visit Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri today.
Photo courtesy of Wonders of Wildlife.The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium offers discounted tickets for locals throughout the year.

For the Locals

For those who are not ready to commit to a membership, the Just for Neighbors program is an opportunity to snag single-day tickets to Wonders of Wildlife at exclusive rates. 

What you can do with this ticket: These discounted tickets allow locals to get to know the creatures at the museum and watch them grow—like Octavia the octopus and Birch and Bramble the beaver brothers. 

Who it’s valid for: This deal is exclusively for residents of Barton, Barry, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Green, Hickory, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon, Webster and Wright counties. A driver’s license or a copy of a utility bill will be needed for proof of residency.

Cost: Single-day tickets range from $30–$36.75 for adults and $18–$22 for children (ages 4-11). The ticket prices vary depending on the day of purchase, they must be purchased online at least one day in advance and there are limited quantities each day.