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Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre

250 Thatcher Drive East, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-692-8710
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Moose Jaw
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Science Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Burrowing Owl and their prairie habitat... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 :).

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 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

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Montreal
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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

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Regina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My children and I visited the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre and really enjoyed it. The staff were very knowledgeable and it was great to learn about these endangered critters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

What a great place doing great work! Got to meet two owlets only 3 weeks old! And Marshmallow the gopher! We even adopted an owl! Thank you!

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Merrickville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This small centre was a great visit where we saw two kinds of owls in captivity. The staff took us on a tour and told us about the owls, their habitat and the work they are doing to help the population grow again. Well worth the visit.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Well worth a visit--- you will not be disappointed. We had a junior staff member take us on the tour --- she was excellent. Knew her facts about the owls, their habits, behavior etc. We arrived on a cool day and all the owls were out, we got some excellent pictures. As the owls are becoming extinct --- what a... More

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

But depends on the staff and time of year. We've visited off and on for several years. Sometimes staff are friendly and sometimes they seem too busy to explain much to you. Last time we took some International students and they were quite happy to bring out one of their tamer Burrowing Owls to perch on people's arms. A real... More

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Regina Sasktachewan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

So, what to buy a man who doesnt need anything? How about sponsoring a burrowing owl? that is what i did for my husband for Christmas. He got his certificate and a stuffed burrowing owl and a picture of the owl he was supporting. so what a dissapointment to drive for a couple of hours each way to see our... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Visited with grandsons, they were able to feed the owls by catching crickets and grasshoppers themselves. Very informative, with a personal touch. Can adopt an owl and receive a tax receipt.

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