Enjoy our Raptor Encounters program along with a private event space for your group.

See live raptors up close as we explore the different raptors found in Minnesota and their role in the environment. 

The auditorium program with live birds is followed by a tour of The Raptor Center’s outdoor housing area, where you’ll see our education raptors and learn their stories. Finally, we’ll move you into your own party room where attendees will be able to socialize, enjoy refreshments (not provided with booking), and kids can create crafts and play games.

Program and tour last one hour, after which your group will have private access to our party room for one hour.

To schedule your event contact The Raptor Center at 612‐624‐2756 or [email protected].

Hatchday Party - Host your next birthday party at The Raptor Center!

All Hatchday parties include:

  • Private 40-50 minute live raptor program in our auditorium;
  • A tour of The Raptor Center's education facility, including the Susan Wilder Visitor Center and the outdoor Douglas Dayton Education Wing* where our education raptors are housed (tours do not go outside during inclement weather or during housing maintenance);
  • One-hour private party room rental, set‐up with decorations;
  • Crafts and activities;
  • Use of our kitchen including sink, refrigerator, and freezer.

*The Douglas Dayton Education Wing is a covered open-air courtyard, please advise guests to dress for the weather.

You provide:

  • Any food or beverages you want to bring (our kitchen is available for your use);
  • Paper goods and silverware;
  • Additional crafts and/or activities (no balloons please, if they pop it can spook the birds).

To schedule your event contact The Raptor Center at 612‐624‐2756 or [email protected].

Dates and times:

Hatchday party are offered Saturdays starting at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM and select Sundays starting at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Inquire about available dates and times following the scheduling instructions below.

*Please note that programs will begin promptly at 10 minutes after the reservation start time. Entry into the program room will be limited after this time.

Pricing:

Prices are all‐inclusive (no additional charge for room rental or program):

  • Minimum age for a party is five years old;
  • Maximum party size of 30 people, including adults and children;
  • Chaperone requirements: At least one adult present for every seven children in attendance.
Number of children at partyPrice
Up to 10 children$260.00
11-15 children$300.00
Each additional child after 15$15.00 each

No charge for adults or for children under two years old.

*Please note that a $50.00 fee may be applied to groups who stay beyond their scheduled time.

Schedule your Event:

To schedule your event contact The Raptor Center at 612‐624‐2756 or [email protected].

If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation, please notify us as soon as possible.

When scheduling, please have the following information ready:

  • Party date and time;
  • Birthday child's name and age (if applicable);
  • Estimated number of attendees and their ages;
  • Any special needs or accommodation requests;
  • Contact name;
  • Home address and phone number;
  • E-mail address;
  • How you heard about us.