Telford celebrates opening of region's first Natural History Museum

Telford's anticipation is soaring as Exotic Zoo proudly announces the grand opening of its highly anticipated Natural History Museum taking place tomorrow (Sat 22 July).

Telford celebrates opening of region's first Natural History Museum

This momentous occasion marks Telford's first-ever natural history museum and promises to be an unforgettable experience for all visitors from across the UK.

Visit Telford, the official tourism organisation for the area, is thrilled to celebrate the opening of the Natural History Museum and excited to welcome little and big explorers to experience its natural wonders this Summer.  

With Telford ranked one of the top 10 green destinations in the UK and with a fantastic active and green transport network, visitors can enjoy a greener and more sustainable day or stay in Telford too.  

Located in the heart of Telford town park, the Exotic Zoo Natural History Museum boasts a captivating collection that will transport guests through time, featuring a remarkable 100% complete dinosaur skeleton and the world's most accurate dinosaur model, as showcased in a renowned natural history museum documentary and other treasures like a full-size T-Rex skull, and a fossil of an Elephant bird egg. This extraordinary exhibition promises to deliver one of the most accurate and thrilling dinosaur displays found anywhere in the world, right on your doorstep.

Scott Adams, the owner of Exotic Zoo, expressed his excitement about this significant milestone, saying: "We are excited to open the doors to the public and share this unique experience with the community. It’s been 10 years in the making and is the culmination of dedication and hard work that has made this vision a reality. 

At Exotic Zoo, we firmly believe that everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to access enriching experiences like visits to zoos, museums, and parks. These experiences not only offer valuable education but also contribute to increased mobility, stress relief, and the development of essential life skills. 

As our efforts have grown, we are humbled to see the positive impact expanding beyond our local community, attracting visitors from all over the UK. My role as the resident BBC Blue Peter's animal expert has been instrumental in spreading our educational message far and wide, enhancing the experience we provide year after year.

We invite everyone to join us in this extraordinary journey through time and nature. Together, we can ignite a passion for conservation, ensuring a brighter future for our planet and leaving lasting memories for all who embark on this awe-inspiring adventure."

Councillor Eileen Callear, Cabinet Member for Education, Employment, and Visitor Economy, said, "Exotic Zoo is a beloved family-favourite and an award-winning small zoo, which has been topping Tripadvisor for years. We are delighted to see their incredible journey continue with the establishment of the Natural History Museum in Telford, enriching the town's cultural landscape."

Adding to the excitement, Visit Telford, the official tourism organisation for the area, is thrilled to highlight the Natural History Museum as one of the great days out in Telford this Summer, making it a popular attraction for both little and big explorers.

The museum is not just a feast for the eyes but also a hub for education and learning. Exotic Zoo's passion for inspiring curiosity and fostering knowledge about the wonders of our planet shines through in their thoughtfully designed education centre. Catering to all age groups, the museum offers interactive and immersive learning experiences that align with the national curriculum. 

In addition to tailor-made workshops for various social groups, Exotic Zoo also extends its support to unconventional educational pursuits such as art, photography, geography, and more. 

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