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The Raptor Center

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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excellent education for all ages

My husband and I just visited The Raptor Center with our (3) young grandchildren. It was extremely... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2014
Pam M
East Bethel, Minnesota
Interesting and educational

They ask for a donation (so no fixed cost for the visit). Seems the tours are done by volunteers... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2014
Cary, IL
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“bald eagles”(3 reviews)
Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor...more
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1920 Fitch Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1057
+1 612-624-4745
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

My husband and I just visited The Raptor Center with our (3) young grandchildren. It was extremely interesting and educational for all of us (age 3 to age 66). What a unique opportunity to learn about these majestic creatures (via close encounter). We look forward...More

1  Thank Pam M
Reviewed 6 January 2014

They ask for a donation (so no fixed cost for the visit). Seems the tours are done by volunteers who are extremely knowledgeable. They have several bald eagles (injured and either being treated or unable to survive in the wild). We walked outside to see...More

2  Thank alj1982
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon and in addiction to a tour paid $8 per person for one of the volunteers to take out 3 birds for some education and up close views. The volunteer was very knowledgable about the center and birds. The session...More

1  Thank nicolef872
Reviewed 3 November 2013

,___, [O.o] /)__) -"--"- - - - - we go here whenever we can. The program is about an hour long and it's so informative and educational. So many different raptors to see ... falcons, owls, eagles and hawks!! Seems to keep the interest of...More

1  Thank JustBren
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This is a fun, and educational experience and a terrific place to see wild raptor. This building is perfect for the venue and kids leave with a long term smile.

1  Thank Havingalovelyday
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Brought the kids here to check out the local bird life. It was great to see the birds up close. Not a lot to do for littler children.

1  Thank jhhiandrea
Reviewed 25 November 2012

The staff at the Raptor Center are very helpful and friendly. The work they do fixing all the raptors brought into the center is amazing. Many of the staff are volunteers yet they take the time to educate all who come to see the center....More

1  Thank mageestillh2o
Reviewed 23 October 2012

This is a very humane facility. They take care of and treat and release or treat and use for educational purposes the animals that they receive. It is very educational for all ages.

3  Thank Joelle K
Reviewed 21 October 2012

My wife and I stopped in for a visit/tour on a Sunday shortly after 12pm. We were greeted with a “What do you want?” by the college-aged male behind the desk. Though I am a young twenty-four years old, I have never been so aghast...More

Thank JesseWhite
Reviewed 30 September 2012

An incredible family place to visit - go for a tour - week days of week ends. The lecture is geared to family fun - with plenty of live birds of prey - sculls and feathers. After the tour visit the rehab center exterior cages...More

2  Thank Dana Z
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28 August 2018|
Response from lisaraydan | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasts 30 minutes.
cathy s
20 June 2015|
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Response from TheRaptorCenter | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your question! We assume you are asking about the weekend public program? It is $5.50 for students and seniors, and $8.00 for adults.