We arrived on a winter's day - when darkness comes at 5 PM. As such, after a morning visiting other attractions in Rotorua - we were looking for a mid-afternoon event that was fun but not exhausting - and one where we could get back before dark. The 4 of us (2 adults; 17 year old and 11 year old) showed up 30 minutes before the demonstration - and stayed until they closed. Here's why?
1.) The 30 minutes before enabled us to see a variety of local birds (e.g. falcons, moreporks) and have time to do it justice
2.) The demonstration was both educational and fun. All the kids (and adults) had the chance to have a falcon perch on their glove covered (supplied at Wingspan) wrist.
3.) The people working there were patient enough to answer every question put to them. In fact, at the end, my 17 year old mentioned that she wants to study birds at university. The staff member spent over 20 minutes talking 1-on-1 with her about owls, the morepork, and how to get into a good university. We were truly impressed.
4.) The signage was great; explaining the birds' history and why they were there.
All in all, a great way that we spent 2 hours.
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