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Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre

Address: 250 Thatcher Drive East, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone Number: 306-692-8710
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Moose Jaw
Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is dedicated to the conservation of the...
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Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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KL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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

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Saskatoon
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6 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 

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37 helpful votes 37 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
7 attraction reviews
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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