Visit The Raptor Center to meet and learn all about the incredible lives of owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles! 

Merlin Ambassador in the Lobby

Tours are approximately 30 minutes and Due to limited space on each tour, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Click the button below to explore all available tour times. Walk-ins are welcome when there is space available. Maximum tour size is 15 people.

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Tour Hours:
Monday -           No Tours Offered
Tuesday -          10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last tour at 3:00 PM)
Wednesday -    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last tour at 3:00 PM)
Thursday -        10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last tour at 3:00 PM)
Friday -             10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last tour at 3:00 PM)
Saturday -         10:15 AM to 4:00 PM (Last tour at 3:00 PM)
Sunday -           10:15 AM to 4:00 PM (Last tour at 3:00 PM)

Kids (3-17) / Seniors (65+)$3.00
Kids Under 3Free
UMN Staff / StudentsFree with UCard

We also come to you for off-site programs.

We can bring the thrill of live raptors directly to you! Whether it's a classroom, a community center, a booth - we can meet your needs. 

Biosecurity to Protect Our Raptors

During spring of 2022, our area saw a significant spike in cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Our rehabilitation clinic accepted many raptors who tested positive for the virus, and observed that HPAI is almost always fatal to birds of prey. 

After HPAI cases significantly reduced in volume, our veterinarians and clinic staff deemed it safe for us to resume our tours with some additional precautions in place. Out of an abundance of caution we are asking all visitors to adhere to the following procedure during their visit to ensure the health and safety of our ambassador birds:

  • All visitors are required to either disinfect their shoes using a disinfecting floor mat or wear shoe covers during their visit. Shoe covers are provided on arrival and may easily be slipped on over shoes;
  • All visitors are required to use hand sanitizer after putting on shoe covers;
  • Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility aids that have been in contact with the ground outdoors will need to enter across a disinfecting floor mat.

Please let us know before you arrive if you have any questions or concerns. We thank you for helping us to provide the best lives for all the birds who call The Raptor Center home!

If you need to need help with an injured or orphaned bird of prey, or have any other questions about programs, call our main line at 612-624-4745.

Phones are monitored 8am-8pm central, and birds can be admitted 8am-5pm central each day. If we are unable to answer when you call or if outside of those hours, please leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.