Celebrate your birthday with raptors!

A graphic depicting an eagle perched upon a wrapped birthday present beside a birthday cake. There is a banner over them that reads "Happy Hatchday"

You’ll enjoy our Raptors of Minnesota program along with a private event space for your group. See three 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 kids and parents will be able to create crafts and play games.

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

All Hatchday parties include:

  • Private live raptor program with at least three live raptors, such as a hawk, owl, and falcon
  • 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)
  • 1-hour private party room rental, set‐up with decorations
  • 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
  • Crafts and/or games (no balloons please, if they pop it can spook the birds)

Dates and Times:

Hatchday party are offered Saturdays and select Sundays between the hours of 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Inquire about available dates and time following the scheduling instructions below.

*Please note that programs will begin promptly at 5 minutes after the reservation start time. Entry into the program room will be limited after this time.


These 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
Number of children at partyPrice
Up to 10 children$260
11-15 children$300
Each additional child after 15$15 each

No charge for adults and children under two years old.

*Please note that a $50 fee may be applied to groups who stay beyond their scheduled time.

Schedule your Hatchday party:

To schedule your Hatchday Party, 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
  • Estimated number of kids attending and their grade/ages
  • Estimated number of adults attending
  • Any special needs or accommodation requests
  • Contact name
  • Home address and phone number
  • E-mail address
  • How you heard about us