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Address: 1920 Fitch Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone Number: +1 612-624-4745
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of...

Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, The Raptor Center reaches more than 150,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events. Come visit the education raptors with a TRC interpretive tour guide. Tours are offered every thirty minutes, on the half hour and hour. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Tour Admissions Ages 3-17 $3.00 Ages 18-62 $5.00 Ages 62+ $3.00 U of M staff and students (with ID) are admitted free. Formal programs and other education options available.

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Birds of Prey Date

This is not for little ones because it not toddler educational and it is really a hospital underneath. This is a short but interesting tour and has stories that will inspire about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not for little ones because it not toddler educational and it is really a hospital underneath. This is a short but interesting tour and has stories that will inspire about how these GREAT creatures are healing to go back to the wild. I like this as a budget friendly date and something a little wild.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've heard about The Raptor Center for years and finally stopped to visit. Frequent tours show you their educational birds (not releasable), not the ones being rehabilitated. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed seeing these large birds up close

Thank chl0e48
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Raptor Center is a well kept secret on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. You can park right in front of the center. There are lots of birds of prey that you can get very close to. It us just amazing to see the birds so close. The people who work and volunteer there are very knowledgable and... More 

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A noisy group of daycare kids toured before our group, so beware of that in summer months. Our tour guide was a volunteer, of which there are 300 or so at the Center. The bird "ambassadors" that you see are long-term residents that can't be released back into the wild. On the day we toured, we saw about a dozen... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The tour guide we had made the center interesting. But be warned, the center is not large and it may be a bit slow for preschoolers. The birds are kept in large boxes outdoors and the guide will tell you about the different types of birds, the individual stories of how the bird came to the center and show you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I love birds, but this place was better than I expected. We went to an educational event that was fantastic because the volunteer teacher was fun and informative. Seeing the birds so close up and seeing everything they do to keep raptors alive is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was great to give some support to the Raptor Center as they work to preserve these great birds of prey essential for bio-diversity.

Thank Roger O
Manorville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Right on university campus (look for signs). Just my wife and I in "group". Tour guide was very informative . Got to see large birds of prey up close. The holding cages were close together so there wasn't any distance to walk. Birds were usually less then 8 feet away. Took about 45 minutes and we would definitely go back... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The center is currently under construction for a couple more months, then I plan to come back to check things out. I chose to review this because of the wonderful volunteer staff the center has. My son and I stopped by today and we noticed it was in a bit of upheaval. There was a single room that had two... More 

Thank NathFamily5
Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

While in the area, we planned a visit to this rehab facility as I am an avid bird/nature "watcher". We were taken on a personal tour by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. She explained the history of the center, and what they accomplish with wounded birds of prey. Most are treated, rehabilitated, and released, but a few are kept as... More 

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