Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield is a population attraction throughout the year, including during the summer vacation time. The aquarium has more than 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. A USA Today nationwide poll has selected Wonders of Wildlife in southwest Missouri for the title of America’s BEST Aquarium. General Curator Mike Daniel says it takes a team effort.


Wonders of Wildlife has received the first place ranking by USA Today four times since opening in 2017.