Escape the winter blues with half-off admission tickets during “Just for Neighbors” Days through March 31 at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield.

Residents of qualifying counties in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma can experience Wonders of Wildlife at the lowest admission rate ever offered. To qualify, present a current Missouri driver’s license, state ID or recent utility bill when purchasing tickets. This offer is not available online.

For adults, the special admission price is $19.95 (normally $39.95) and for ages 4-11, cost is $11.95 (normally $23.95). Children ages three and younger are always free.

Qualifying residents must reside in one of the following counties to be eligible for this limited-time offer:

  • Missouri – Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Camden, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Johnson, Laclede, Lawrence, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Pettis, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Shannon, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster or Wright counties
  • Arkansas – Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Searcy or Washington counties
  • Kansas – Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Miami or Neosho counties
  • Oklahoma – Craig, Delaware or Ottawa counties

New Discoveries in the Amazon Rainforest

Winter is the perfect time to escape the cold with a trip to the tropical warmth of the Amazon Rainforest exhibit. The fully immersive exhibit is wilder than ever before with the addition of several new animals including a two-toed sloth, marmoset monkeys and a blue-and-gold macaw.

The charismatic two-toed sloth is sure to become a guest favorite.

One of the world’s slowest mammals, two-toed sloths spend nearly all of their time hanging from tree branches thanks to the powerful grip of their long claws. Native to Central and South America, their primary diet consists of leaves and fruit.

And for the first time ever, Wonders of Wildlife is adding primates to its lineup of 35,000 live animals that call the aquarium home. Weighing in at nine ounces and standing at seven inches tall, common marmosets are small monkeys recognized for their long, ringed tail and white ear tufts. Native to Brazil and other parts of the Amazon rainforest, marmosets are highly active during the day and consume a diet of fruit, leaves and insects.

A blue-and-gold macaw will also soon make its way to the Amazon Rainforest. Blue-and-gold macaws are neotropical parrots native to South American rainforests and wetlands. Known for brilliant blue, green and yellow feathers, macaws are intelligent birds that demonstrate social skills by communicating with loud squawks.

The new species help make the Amazon Rainforest one of the most colorful and diverse habitats featured inside the 350,000-square-foot attraction. Already home to incredible animals such as poison dart frogs, red-bellied piranhas, araçari toucans, peacock bass and more, the Amazon Rainforest exhibit aims to educate visitors about the “lungs of the planet” and the incredible biodiversity that calls the rainforest home. The immersive, 4D gallery promotes up-close encounters for visitors to some of the Amazon’s most amazing species, inspiring guests to get involved in the conservation of the planet’s most precious natural resources.