Ancient Ozarks Natural History

WELCOME TO THE ANCIENT OZARKS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM TICKET PAGE

The Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum in Ridgedale, MO – brings you face-to-face with prehistoric creatures and astounding collections of Native American artifacts and artwork as well as expansive galleries showcasing the American West and Civil War.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Current hours of operations, hours are subject to change without notice.  
Sunday – Thursday | 9am to 7pm
Friday & Saturday | 9am to 8pm

Top of the Rock parking fees are not included with ticket. 

UPGRADE YOUR VISIT

VISIT FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR FOR $50 AND ENJOY DISCOUNTS ON SELECT FOOD, RETAIL, AND ADVENTURES

Our annual membership allows entry at any time; memberships are $50 per person, per attraction and may be purchased using the [BECOME A MEMBER] link below.  Guests on single day tickets may apply their ticket purchase towards a membership at any ticket counter on the date of their visit only.  Upgrade value based on adult seasonal single day ticket pricing.

BECOME A MEMBER

SAVE $7 TO $20 WITH OUR THREE-ATTRACTION COMBO TICKET

Experience all the Ozarks has to offer with our three-attraction combo ticket.  Enjoy a day at Wonders of Wildlife, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum for $60 per adult, $30 per child – a savings of $7 to $20 (based on seasonal pricing of individual attractions). 

PURCHASE A COMBO TICKET

ADD LOST CANYON CAVE AND NATURE TRAIL

When arriving ask about upgrading your admission to include the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trial.  Click [LEARN MORE] for details and pricing.  The Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail is not available online but your online purchase may be upgraded on the date of your visit.

LEARN MORE

PRICING*

Adult | $12 + tax
Child (ages 4-11) | $5 + tax

*all pricing and savings are subject to change without notice

 

Bike Rentals

Consignment Tickets

Dogwood Admission w/ Trails Access

DWC Admission w/ Event

Member AONH

The Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum in Ridgedale, MO – brings you face-to-face with prehistoric creatures and astounding collections of Native American artifacts and artwork as well as expansive galleries showcasing the American West and Civil War.

Self-Guided Fishing

Wonders of Wildlife Open Ticket

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, MO – showcases an all-new 1.5-million-gallon Aquarium Adventure with 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, and immersive Wildlife Galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled.

DWC Mission Conservation Device

Overnight

Important Information for Members:

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering:

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center, 600 W Sunshine St. Springfield, MO. 65807
  • Check in: An educator will check in all overnight guests from 5:45-6 PM.
  • Gear: All of your gear will be placed in one of our education classrooms. If you are touring the facility before the start time of your overnight EdVenture, please keep in mind we will not have a place to store your belongings before 5:45 PM.
  • Start Time: The overnight EdVenture will begin at 6:00 PM. 
  • Participants must register two weeks in advance -  prior to the program start date.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per participant will be give if cancelled prior to two weeks before the camp. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.

 

Sample Schedule

  • 10:00 am – 5:45 pm: Self-guided tour of the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
  • 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm: Check-in/Ice Breaker Games
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Animal Presentation
  • 7:30 pm: Hands on activity; games
  • 9:30 pm: Scavenger Hunt
  • 10:30 pm: Transition to sleeping area; Movie

 

4 - 6 Year Old EdVentures

 

4 - 6 Year Olds

Important Information for Members

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center; 600 W Sunshine St. Springfield, MO 65807
  • Check in: Please arrive at 600 W Sunshine 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Water: Each student should bring a bottle of water
  • Pick up: Pick up is at 12:00 PM; Please bring photo ID 
  • Students must be learning the listed grade in 2019-2020 school year or meet the age requirement. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. The Wonders of Wildlife reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per student, will be given if cancelled prior to two weeks before the program. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.
  • Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

 

 

 

 

6 - 8 Year Old EdVentures

 

6 – 8 Year Olds

Important Information for Members

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center; 600 W Sunshine St. Springfield, MO 65807
  • Check in: Please arrive at 600 W Sunshine 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Lunch: Each student should bring a packed lunch and a water bottle
  • Pick up: Pick up is at 3:00 PM, unless your student is enrolled in Stay & Play; Please bring photo ID 
  • Stay & Play: Stay and play is available for $40/Week; pick up is by 5:30 PM
  • Students must be learning the listed grade in 2019-2020 school year or meet the age requirement. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. The Wonders of Wildlife reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per student, will be given if cancelled prior to two weeks before the program. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.
  • Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

 

 

 

Homeschool 1st - 5th Grade

1st - 5th Grade

Important Information for Members:

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center; 600 W Sunshine St.
  • Check in: Please arrive at 600 W Sunshine 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Please send your child with a bottle of water
  • Pick up: Pick up is at 12:00 PM; Please bring photo ID 
  • Students must be learning the listed grade in 2019-2020 school year or meet the age requirement. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. The Wonders of Wildlife reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per student, will be given if cancelled prior to two weeks before the program. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.
  • Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

Homeschool 6th - 12th Grade

6th - 12th Grade

Important Information for Members:

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center; 600 W Sunshine St.
  • Check in: Please arrive at 600 W Sunshine 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Please send your child with a bottle of water
  • Pick up: Pick up is at 12:00 PM; Please bring photo ID 
  • Students must be learning the listed grade in 2019-2020 school year or meet the age requirement. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. The Wonders of Wildlife reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per student, will be given if cancelled prior to two weeks before the program. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.
  • Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

11 - 13 Year Old EdVentures

11 - 13 Year Olds

Important Information for Members

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center; 600 W Sunshine St. Springfield, MO 65807
  • Check in: Please arrive at 600 W Sunshine 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Lunch: Each student should bring a packed lunch and a water bottle
  • Pick up: Pick up is at 3:00 PM, unless your student is enrolled in Stay & Play; Please bring photo ID 
  • Stay & Play: Stay and play is available for $40/Week; pick up is by 5:30 PM
  • Students must be learning the listed grade in 2019-2020 school year or meet the age requirement. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. The Wonders of Wildlife reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per student, will be given if cancelled prior to two weeks before the program. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.
  • Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

 

 

 

 

14 - 18 Year Old EdVentures

14 - 18 Year Olds

Important Information for Members

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center; 600 W Sunshine St. Springfield, MO 65807
  • Check in: Please arrive at 600 W Sunshine 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Lunch: Each student should bring a packed lunch and a water bottle
  • Pick up: Pick up is at 3:00 PM; Please bring photo ID 
  • Students must be learning the listed grade in 2019-2020 school year or meet the age requirement. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. The Wonders of Wildlife reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per student, will be given if cancelled prior to two weeks before the program. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.
  • Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

 

 

 

 

8 - 11 Year Old EdVentures

 

8 - 11 Year Olds

Important Information for Members

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center; 600 W Sunshine St. Springfield, MO 65807
  • Check in: Please arrive at 600 W Sunshine 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Lunch: Each student should bring a packed lunch and a water bottle
  • Pick up: Pick up is at 3:00 PM, unless your student is enrolled in Stay & Play; Please bring photo ID 
  • Stay & Play: Stay and play is available for $40/Week; pick up is by 5:30 PM
  • Students must be learning the listed grade in 2019-2020 school year or meet the age requirement. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. The Wonders of Wildlife reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per student, will be given if cancelled prior to two weeks before the program. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.
  • Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

 

 

 

 

Create Your Own (Outreach)

Wonders of Wildlife

WELCOME TO THE SAME DAY PURCHASE SALE PAGE

Tickets sold on this page do not reflect our online advance sale ticket prices saving $2 per adult, $2 per child.  The online advance sale discount is not valid for same day purchases.  If you would like to purchase tickets for a future date please use the [BUY TICKETS FOR A FUTURE DATE] link below.

BUY TICKETS FOR A FUTURE DATE

If you would like to purchase tickets for TODAY please select today’s date using the calendar above.  Our Attraction does use a seasonal pricing model where prices will vary by day; pricing will be updated below based on the date you select above.  As a reminder, if you select a future date you must use the [BUY TICKETS FOR A FUTURE DATE] link above in order to receive your online discount.  Military, AAA, or senior discounts are not available online and must be purchased at the ticket counter, proper ID required.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Please check our Operating Hours prior to your visit, hours are subject to change without notice.  

For the best local deals check out our Local Area Specials and Offers Just for Neighbors before making your purchase.

LOCAL AREA SPECIALS AND OFFERS

On peak days our attraction will use timed ticketing, guests purchasing their tickets on property may receive a specific time to return.  That time can be 1 to 3 hours past the current time.   Online ticketing allows you to secure your entry time and therefore eliminate any delayed entry. 

UPGRADE YOUR VISIT

UPGRADE TO AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR AS LITTLE AS $2

Our annual membership allows entry at any time; memberships are $50 per person, per attraction and may be purchased using the [BECOME A MEMBER] link below.  Guests on single day tickets may apply their ticket purchase towards a membership at any ticket counter on the date of their visit only.  Upgrade value based on adult seasonal single day ticket pricing.

BECOME A MEMBER

SAVE $7 TO $20 WITH OUR THREE-ATTRACTION COMBO TICKET

Experience all the Ozarks has to offer with our three-attraction combo ticket.  Enjoy a day at Wonders of Wildlife, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum for $60 per adult, $30 per child – a savings of $7 to $20 (based on seasonal pricing of individual attractions). 

PURCHASE A COMBO TICKET

SEASONAL PRICING*

April 8th – May 24th

Monday through Friday
$39.95 adult, $19.95 child for same day purchases
$37.95 adult, $17.95 child for online advance sale purchases

Saturday & Sunday
$47.95 adult, $19.95 child for same day purchases
$45.95 adult, $17.95 child for online advance sale purchases

May 25th – September 2nd

$47.95 adult, $19.95 child for same day purchases
$45.95 adult, $17.95 child for online advance sale purchases

*all pricing and savings are subject to change without notice

 

Education Release Form

Please complete the below release form for each person in your party. Failure to complete this form will result in the individuals disqualification from the program.

Homeschool 6th - 12th Grade $5 Supply Fee

6th - 12th Grade 

Important Information for Members:

In order to receive your 10% discount you must create/log-in to your Wonders of Wildlife account prior to adding items to your cart. Click on the Sign In/Register button at the top right corner of this page. Once you are signed in you can add items into your cart. Your member discount will be applied at check out.

 

Please read prior to registering

  • Location: The John A and Genny Morris Conservation Center; 600 W Sunshine St.
  • Check in: Please arrive at 600 W Sunshine 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Please send your child with a bottle of water
  • Pick up: Pick up is at 12:00 PM; Please bring photo ID 
  • Students must be learning the listed grade in 2019-2020 school year or meet the age requirement. Requirements are not negotiable and are strictly enforced. The Wonders of Wildlife reserves the right to cancel your registration if your camper does not meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Refunds, minus a $10 service fee per student, will be given if cancelled prior to two weeks before the program. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks' notice.
  • Discount codes must be entered at check-out. Discount codes not entered prior to checking out will not be honored.
  • Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

 

Tram Tour

Tram Tour tickets for TODAY must be purchased on-site, at Dogwood Canyon. Reservations for 1-Day or more in advance can be made online beginning with the Date Selection above. Please verify your correct visiting date is selected when making reservations.

PARK ADMISSION IS NOT INCLUDED AND MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.

ATTENTION: Dogwood Canyon Wildlife Tram Tours will have abbreviated trips on August 7th due to road/path work. Tours on this day will not enter the Bison~Elk Country pasture. Pricing for the shortened tours will be $15 Adults and $10 Children (ages 3-11)

Call it a “ride on the wild side,” if you will. Step aboard our comfortable, open-air trams and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon on our 2-hour Wildlife Tram Tour. You’ll wind through the canyon floor, past towering bluffs and waterfalls, making a stop at the Glory Hole (a magnificent blue-green pool where some of our largest trout reside). Then cross the Arkansas border where your tram may mingle with herds of American bison, elk, whitetail deer and Texas longhorn. 

 

Due to limited seating capacity on our trams, guests who meet the following criteria may require special assistance and should contact 417-348-3363 for reservation assistance with at least 48-hour advance notice.  Special assistance will include guests in wheelchairs, guests with limited mobility or guests exceeding 300 lbs.

 

Military/Veteran/Seniors must show ID upon entry for the Military/Veteran/Senior discounts.

Private Guided Tour

Park admission is included.

This is the most "up close and personal" way to view the park with a guide.  Offered year round, with limited availability, this guided tour offers parties of one to three people a close look into the heart of Dogwood Canyon.  You'll get a view of the park, by way of back-country logging roads, only seen on this Private Tour or horseback.  

AHA Registration

Segway Tour

PARK ADMISSION IS NOT INCLUDED AND MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.

FOR FASTEST CHECK-IN PLEASE PRE-PRINT AND COMPLETE YOUR WAIVER

Guests must be 12 or older and weigh between 100 and 260lbs.


Along this 90-minute guided tour, you'll learn the history of the park and experience the adventure of traveling via Segway through Dogwood Canyon's most breathtaking sites.  On this roundtrip tour you'll even of make a stop to feed the beautiful rainbow trout at the Glory Hole, a magnificent blue-green pool where some of our largest trout reside.

Military/Veteran/Seniors must show ID upon entry for the Military/Veteran/Senior discounts.

There is no child rate with this activity.

1-Hour Horseback Ride

PARK ADMISSION IS NOT INCLUDED AND MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.

FOR FASTEST CHECK-IN PLEASE PRE-PRINT AND COMPLETE YOUR WAIVER

Participants must be at least 8 years old with a weight limit of 260 lbs.  and wear closed toe shoes.  

Participants 14 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a supervising companion over the age of 18.

Total experience may be to two hours with total time on horseback of approximately 1 hour.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled ride.

Horseback riding at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park allows you to explore the Ozarks through the eyes of early settlers, discovering areas of the park not seen by the tram or from walking and biking trails.  Located right along Little Indian Creek, the new Little Indian Stables has 24 stalls and give guests the chance to meet the horses before setting out on their horseback adventure.  Experienced wranglers guide guests on a leisurely ride while exploring ridges, hollows, old logging roads and other scenic views.

Military/Veteran/Seniors must show ID upon entry for the Military/Veteran Senior discounts.

There is no child rate with this activity.

Dogwood Canyon Admission

WELCOME TO THE SAME DAY PURCHASE SALE PAGE

Single Day Park Admission includes access to the Mill, Canyon Grill Restaurant, Artifact Display, Treehouse (as seen on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters television series), Nature & Conservation Center, as well as access to more than 9 miles of trails within the park. 

Tickets sold on this page do not reflect our online advance sale ticket prices saving $2 per adult, $2 per child.  The online advance sale discount is not valid for same day purchases.  If you would like to purchase tickets for a future date please use the [BUY TICKETS FOR A FUTURE DATE] link below.

BUY TICKETS FOR A FUTURE DATE

If you would like to purchase tickets for TODAY please select today’s date using the calendar above.  Our Attraction does use a seasonal pricing model where prices will vary by day; pricing will be updated below based on the date you select above.  As a reminder, if you select a future date you must use the [BUY TICKETS FOR A FUTURE DATE] link above in order to receive your online discount.  Military, AAA, or senior discounts are not available online and must be purchased at the ticket counter, proper ID required.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Please check our Operating Hours prior to your visit, hours are subject to change without notice.  

UPGRADE YOUR VISIT

VISIT FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR FOR $50 AND ENJOY DISCOUNTS ON SELECT FOOD, RETAIL, AND ADVENTURES

Our annual membership allows entry at any time; memberships are $50 per person, per attraction and may be purchased using the [BECOME A MEMBER] link below.  Guests on single day tickets may apply their ticket purchase towards a membership at any ticket counter on the date of their visit only.  Upgrade value based on adult seasonal single day ticket pricing.

BECOME A MEMBER

SAVE $7 TO $20 WITH OUR THREE-ATTRACTION COMBO TICKET

Experience all the Ozarks has to offer with our three-attraction combo ticket.  Enjoy a day at Wonders of Wildlife, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum for $60 per adult, $30 per child – a savings of $7 to $20 (based on seasonal pricing of individual attractions). 

PURCHASE A COMBO TICKET

SEASONAL PRICING*

June 24th – June 28th  
$18 adult, $13 child

June 29th

$20 adult, $15 child

June 30th

$18 adult, $13 child

July 1st – August 4th

$20 adult, $15 child

August 5th – August 30th

$18 adult, $13 child

August 31st – September 2nd

$20 adult, $15 child

September 3rd – October 4th

$18 adult, $13 child

October 5th - October 6th

$20 adult, $15 child

October 7th – October 27th

M – F / Sat – Sun

$18 adult, $13 child / $20 adult, $15 child

October 28th – November 3rd

$18 adult, $13 child

November 4th – December 31th

$15 adult, $10 child

 

 

 

Dates after May 24th are available, please select a specific date to see the online savings price.
*all pricing and savings are subject to change without notice

 

 

Wonders of Wildlife Online

WELCOME TO THE ADVANCE PURCHASE SALE PAGE

Tickets sold on this page reflect our online advance sale ticket prices saving $2 per adult, $2 per child.  You will NOT see a discount line item in your cart.  The price shown is already the discounted price.  The online advance sale discount is not valid for same day purchases.  If you would like to purchase tickets for today please use the [BUY TICKETS FOR TODAY] link below.

BUY TICKETS FOR TODAY 

If you would like to purchase tickets for a future date please select the date using the calendar above.  Our Attraction does use a seasonal pricing model where prices will vary by day; pricing will be updated below based on the date you select above.  As a reminder, the online advance sale discount will already be reflected in the pricing shown below.  10% Military, Senior, AAA or other discounts may not be combined with the online discount. 

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Please check our Operating Hours prior to your visit, hours are subject to change without notice.  

For the best local deals check out our Local Area Specials and Offers Just for Neighbors before making your purchase.

LOCAL AREA SPECIALS AND OFFERS

On peak days our attraction will use timed ticketing, guests purchasing their tickets on property may receive a specific time to return.  That time can be 1 to 3 hours past the current time.   Online ticketing allows you to secure your entry time and therefore eliminate any delayed entry. 

UPGRADE YOUR VISIT

UPGRADE TO AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR AS LITTLE AS $2

Our annual membership allows entry at any time; memberships are $50 per person, per attraction and may be purchased using the [BECOME A MEMBER] link below.  Guests on single day tickets may apply their ticket purchase towards a membership at any ticket counter on the date of their visit only.  Upgrade value based on adult seasonal single day ticket pricing.

BECOME A MEMBER

SAVE $7 TO $20 WITH OUR THREE-ATTRACTION COMBO TICKET

Experience all the Ozarks has to offer with our three-attraction combo ticket.  Enjoy a day at Wonders of Wildlife, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum for $60 per adult, $30 per child – a savings of $7 to $20 (based on seasonal pricing of individual attractions). 

PURCHASE A COMBO TICKET

SEASONAL PRICING*

April 8th – May 24th

Monday through Friday
$39.95 adult, $19.95 child for same day purchases
$37.95 adult, $17.95 child for online advance sale purchases

Saturday & Sunday
$47.95 adult, $19.95 child for same day purchases
$45.95 adult, $17.95 child for online advance sale purchases

May 25th – September 2nd

$47.95 adult, $19.95 child for same day purchases
$45.95 adult, $17.95 child for online advance sale purchases

*all pricing and savings are subject to change without notice

 

Guided Fishing

This is the most "up close and personal" way to fish in Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.  Offered year round, with limited availability, this guided fishing adventure offers parties of up to two (2) people an opportunity to fish in the heart of Dogwood Canyon not normally available to the public for fishing.

 

***Events must be booked three days in advance***

 

Homeschool Discount Day

Homeschool Discount Day

Includes Aquarium and Wildlife Galleries Tour

Chaperone Tickets

Limit 1 per Student/Child 

Check-in

Please check-in at the Aquarium lobby at 500 West Sunshine Street, 10 minutes prior to your ticket time. Please have your printed eTickets ready at this time.    

Cancellations/Exchanges/Transfers

If you are unable to attend the Homeschool Discount Day, please contact the Wonders of Wildlife Education department at 417-225-1162. Refunds minus a $10 service fee will be granted to all cancellations made with at least 2 weeks' notice. No refunds will be given for tickets with less than 2 weeks' notice.

Homeschool Discount Day tickets cannot be exchanged for other products or transferred to other guests.

Weather Policy: If Springfield Public Schools are closed due to ice/snow, we will reschedule our program to a later date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund may be issued.

Memberships

Members may join other guests purchasing Homeschool Discount Day tickets but may be asked to wait to enter until 10 am depending on guest volume. Homeschool Discount Day tickets cannot be upgraded to memberships.

 

Dogwood Canyon Admission Online

WELCOME TO THE ADVANCE PURCHASE SALE PAGE

Tickets sold on this page reflect our online advance sale ticket prices saving $2 per adult, $2 per child.  You will NOT see a discount line item in your cart.  The price shown is already the discounted price.  The online advance sale discount is not valid for same day purchases.  If you would like to purchase tickets for today please use the [BUY TICKETS FOR TODAY] link below.

BUY TICKETS FOR TODAY 

If you would like to purchase tickets for a future date please select the date using the calendar above.  Our Attraction does use a seasonal pricing model where prices will vary by day; pricing will be updated below based on the date you select above.  As a reminder, the online advance sale discount will already be reflected in the pricing shown below.  10% Military, Senior, AAA or other discounts may not be combined with the online discount. 

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Please check our Operating Hours prior to your visit, hours are subject to change without notice.  

UPGRADE YOUR VISIT

VISIT FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR FOR $50 AND ENJOY DISCOUNTS ON SELECT FOOD, RETAIL, AND ADVENTURES

Our annual membership allows entry at any time; memberships are $50 per person, per attraction and may be purchased using the [BECOME A MEMBER] link below.  Guests on single day tickets may apply their ticket purchase towards a membership at any ticket counter on the date of their visit only.  Upgrade value based on adult seasonal single day ticket pricing.

BECOME A MEMBER

SAVE $7 TO $20 WITH OUR THREE-ATTRACTION COMBO TICKET

Experience all the Ozarks has to offer with our three-attraction combo ticket.  Enjoy a day at Wonders of Wildlife, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum for $60 per adult, $30 per child – a savings of $7 to $20 (based on seasonal pricing of individual attractions). 

PURCHASE A COMBO TICKET


*all pricing and savings are subject to change without notice

 

 

WOW Just For Neighbors

WELCOME TO THE JUST FOR NEIGHBORS - LOCAL AREA DISCOUNT PAGE

To receive the JUST FOR NEIGHBORS discount, tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to visit date.

Tickets sold on this page are for Local Area Residents only and do not include the $2 Advanced Ticket Purchase discount for full-price tickets. If you are not a Local Area Resident and would like to purchase tickets in advance for a $2 discount, please use the [BUY TICKETS FOR A FUTURE DATE] link below.

BUY TICKETS FOR A FUTURE DATE

If you would like to purchase tickets for today please use the [BUY TICKETS FOR TODAY] link below. Tickets purchased for today do not qualify for the local area discount.

BUY TICKETS FOR TODAY 

If you would like to purchase tickets and you qualify for the local area discount, please select a date (and time, if required) using the calendar above.  

Then, below, enter the number of Adult and Child tickets you would like to purchase. Discounted prices will appear in your "Check-out" screen.

On the following screen, enter your Zip Code in the Discount Code box. If your Zip Code qualifies for the discount, your savings will appear on the "Check-out" screen. Adult Local tickets are $27.95 EVERY DAY.

Qualifying Zip Codes are based on County, to see if your County qualifies for the Just For Neighbors discount click the link "Just For Neighbors Details" link below. 

JUST FOR NEIGHBORS DETAILS

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Please check our Operating Hours prior to your visit, hours are subject to change without notice.  

On peak days our attraction will use timed ticketing, guests purchasing their tickets on property may receive a specific time to return.  That time can be 1 to 3 hours past the current time.   Online ticketing allows you to secure your entry time and therefore eliminate any delayed entry. 

Military, AAA, or senior discounts do not apply with the JUST FOR NEIGHBORS discount.

UPGRADE YOUR VISIT

UPGRADE TO AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FOR AS LITTLE AS $22.05

Our annual membership allows entry at any time; memberships are $50 per person, per attraction and may be purchased using the [BECOME A MEMBER] link below.  Guests on single day tickets may apply their ticket purchase towards a membership at any ticket counter on the date of their visit only.  Upgrade value above is based on adult JUST FOR NEIGHBORS single day ticket pricing.

BECOME A MEMBER

 

*all pricing and savings are subject to change without notice

 

DWC Ecosystem Program

Behind the Scenes Tour

Penguin Encounter

SEASONAL PRICING APPLIES, DAILY PRICES WILL VARY.  SELECT THE DATE AND TIME OF YOUR VISIT ABOVE TO SEE PRICING BELOW  

 

For the safety of our penguins if you work, handle or are around any poultry livestock you will not be able to experience the Penguin Encounter.

 

Child age 4-14 must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian at least 18 years of age. 

 

WAIVER

 

Wonders of Wildlife Tickets:

·       Admission to Wonders of Wildlife is not included with the Penguin Encounter.  

·       The Penguin Encounter takes place inside the Wildlife Galleries, therefore any guests wishing to observe the Penguin Encounter must purchase an admission ticket or membership.  Only paid Penguin Encounter participants may enter beyond the lobby.

·       To purchase a daily ticket or membership please visit https://wondersofwildlife.org/  

 

Operating Hours: https://wondersofwildlife.org/plan-your-trip/#operating-hours   

Create Your Own EdVenture + Activities (WOW Classroom Program)

Out to Sea (New)

SEASONAL PRICING APPLIES, DAILY PRICES WILL VARY.  SELECT THE DATE AND TIME OF YOUR VISIT ABOVE TO SEE PRICING BELOW  

Operating Hours:  http://www.wondersofwildlife.org/tickets/#hours-of-operation 

Out to Sea - Feeding Fenzy (New)

SEASONAL PRICING APPLIES, DAILY PRICES WILL VARY.  SELECT THE DATE AND TIME OF YOUR VISIT ABOVE TO SEE PRICING BELOW

  

Operating Hours:  http://www.wondersofwildlife.org/tickets/#hours-of-operation

Guided Hike at Dogwood Canyon

WOW Ticket Partner, Direct Bill

Attention Partner, 

Please follow the below steps to book guest admission tickets to Wonders of Wildlife. 

Step 1: Log into to your membership by clicking the "sign in" button in the top right hand side of this page. 

Step 2: Use the calendar to select the guests preferred visit date. 

Step 3: Input the number of Adult, Child (4-1) and Child 3 and under tickets and click the register button.

Step 4: Complete the registration questions for the adults in the party. (First & Last Name, Email Address, Zip Code, Opt in/out of email updates)

Step 5: Verify that the "use this as my billing information" and "Use this address for all registrants boxes are checked. 

Step 6: Ask the guest if they would like to receive future updates about Wonders of Wildlife, and click the checkbox if they give consent.

Step 7: Under general information, type your first and last name in the "Name of Employee" box. 

Step 8: For any child tickets, simply check the "register later" check box. 

Step 9: Add all items to the cart. 

Step 10: Verify that all guest information is correct under the personal information section and click the Check Out button.  Pay particular attention to the email address as this is where their confirmation email will be sent. 

 

 

 

WOW Group Sales Category

DWC 11-13 Year Old EdVentures

Join us on a nature adventure at our Dogwood Explorers Summer Camp!  Begin each morning with an outdoor investigation and excursion to a specific location in the park where we’ll observe, discover, and explain how this unique Ozarks ecosystem operates.  In the afternoon we’ll tour the park by foot, bicycle, and even horseback!  Don’t miss this unique summer nature adventure!

DWC Primitive Skills Workshop

WOW 2020 Spring Promo

Celebrate spring with this special offer! This offer is available online only and must be purchased at least one day prior to your visit. Limited quantities are available daily.