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Address: 250 Thatcher Drive East, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone Number: 306-692-8710
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is dedicated to...

The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Burrowing Owl and their prairie habitat through education, stewardship and eco-tourism.

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Fun place for the kids.

The kids had a lot of fun here. They got to pet the owl which was a huge deal for them. Better to go when the weather is nice. And don't plan too much time for this as it won't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Moose Jaw, Canada
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Moose Jaw, Canada
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The kids had a lot of fun here. They got to pet the owl which was a huge deal for them. Better to go when the weather is nice. And don't plan too much time for this as it won't take very long.

Thank mgdufour
Saskatoon, Canada
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went there with a small group of kids. It was a bit disappointing that they didn't showcase the owls a bit better. I had called well in advance and had hoped that the handlers would at least interact with the owls to show them to the kids, but that didn't happen. Still was a good experience, but they could do... More 

Thank Regan130
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

This tiny centre on the edge of town is home to about 7 burrowing owls and one short eared owl. The entrance fee is by donation. The owls are in their enclosures with some willing to come up close and pose while the others either posed from a distance or hid altogether. The staff are very happy to provide a... More 

Thank Peter K
Saskatoon, Canada
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is hard to find. Near the superstore by exhibition grounds. They have about 8 owls that u can see. Small interpretive Center with facts about owls. I normally hate winged creatures but this site made me appreciate them. I even adopted an owl as it takes $400 a year to feed one. Staff is friendly. Great place to... More 

1 Thank SlonkieCanada
Moose Jaw, Canada
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this place is awesome for the nature lover get up close and personal with the owls always wiling to talk and show you around and will even accept you support of the endangered owls

Thank wpcmj
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this visit with our grandchildren. The staff was very helpful, and we all learned a great deal about this magnificent creature. We just received our certificate and photo of the owl we adopted. The owl stays there but the money goes to the upkeep of the centre. Thank you

1 Thank leftyKl
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75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A small but extremely interesting exhibit. Very helpful and informative staff. Entrance is by donation. It is nice to know that efforts are being made to help this threatened Owl. I counted thirteen owls in the enclosure who unfortunately cannot be released to the wild as they have missed a migration cycle. Very informative and recommended. The grandkids were entertained... More 

2 Thank CruisinSaskatoon
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Had no idea that Burrowing Owls Migrate 6000km to Texas. If you want to learn about these beautiful birds and much more, this place is worth a visit. We had a little trouble finding the centre, but it's there. Look out for their pet gopher :).

3 Thank purplejwhayes
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Most of the owls were out and about when we visited, only a few were hiding in the burrows. Really appreciated the art and pictures that goes with the descriptive information provided. Best part was the day by day display picture poster of the Owl from the day it was born until it was full grown. Pro preservation, Thank you... More 

1 Thank Bonnie M
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193 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a small facility that has less than a dozen burrowing owls on display, all in very large confinements, one or two to a cage. A guide took us through the facility and talked to us about the birds. There is no entrance fee, but there is a donation box. There might be an Irish Wolfhound on the grounds... More 

2 Thank mtrodgers99

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