As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, The Raptor Center remains closed to the public at this time. We are in close communication with both the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health regarding best practices and protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible. Our facility layout makes it challenging to safely accommodate nonessential personnel at this time, but we are frequently reevaluating the situation and look forward to welcoming students and the general public back on site as soon as possible when we are able to do it safely and responsibly. 

In the meantime, please check out our virtual program offerings. We are also currently booking in-person programming outside of our center in situations where COVID-19 safety protocols can be followed. Please e-mail [email protected] for more information on raptor programs at your facility.

If you found an injured or orphaned raptor or have other questions, please call us at 612-624-4745. We ask that you speak with a staff member before bringing any raptors to our clinic. We have limited staff on site at this time and may be unable to answer the phone, but please leave us a message and we will respond as quickly as possible. Staff is on site between 8am and 5pm. Any messages received after 5pm will be answered the following morning.

We apologize in advance for any delays and appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please continue to watch this page or follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information. Thank you and be well!

University of Minnesota COVID-19 webpage