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The Raptor Center

#24 of 119 things to do in Saint Paul Features Animals
1920 Fitch Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1057
+1 612-624-4745
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So educational

Learned so much about the different birds. We were able to get up close, ask questions and take our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Punky A
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Huron, South Dakota
Bird Lovers Will Enjoy This Place

This is a good attraction for all bird lovers. I saw owls, kestrels, eagles, a turkey vulture, and... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
birdlady07
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Merrillville, Indiana
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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1920 Fitch Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1057
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned so much about the different birds. We were able to get up close, ask questions and take our time. Granddaughter enjoyed the play area too

Thank Punky A
TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for letting us know that you and your family had a great visit. We love hearing about how families can connect here at TRC.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a good attraction for all bird lovers. I saw owls, kestrels, eagles, a turkey vulture, and a red tailed hawk. They each have names, like Omaha, Darmer, Lois, and Talon. I got the story behind how each one came to the raptor center....More

Thank birdlady07
TheRaptorCenter, Program Associate at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

What a wonderful review, and thank you for taking the time to write this. We are glad you enjoyed it. Please come out again and bring family and friends to share your experience.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Our niece really likes birds so we brought her up to the cities to see some first hand at the Raptor Center. We sat in for the presentation and then went on a tour of the center. The presentation was informative and the tour was...More

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TheRaptorCenter, Public Relations Manager at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know what you enjoyed. We are so glad you came to visit with family and friends, and hope you come out to see us again soon.

Reviewed 25 March 2017

While visits family in St Paul, we visited this local attraction. Great place to visit in a cloudy cold day. Great for adults and children as well. Our tour was very informative and educational. Amazing that this incredible world renowned facility is operated on "contributions"....More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went here after helping my friends rescue an injured eagle. Staff was very nice and helpful. They have tours that last less than an hour.

Thank Aaron S
TheRaptorCenter, Prog Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to help an injured raptor. We hope you know how much of a difference you made. Thank you also for staying for a tour to learn more about The Raptor Center.

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Our group consisted of a 3+Boy, 8, 10 year old girls, aunt and Grammie, we all found amazing facts and saw beautiful birds. The Raptor Center had educational birds and many we did not see that were in their professional care. Omaha, the turkey vulture...More

Thank CST T
TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for visiting, and bringing your family. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and that you got to "meet" several of our winged ambassadors. Please come to see us again.

Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Raptor Center is located on the St. Paul campus (University of MN). It is not particularly publicized or pointed out; I worked for 6 years on campus and had no idea of its existence. When I finally found it and visited, I was entranced....More

Thank sewist2014
TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and let us know you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you and your friends/family soon.

Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you're in the area, stop at the Raptor Center. Admission is affordable for the entire family. Our cost was $13 for 3 people. Meet some of the raptors with the tour guide. Young children can color and touch different feathers and talons.

Thank Tina D
TheRaptorCenter, Prog Associate at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Tina, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit, and that you brought your family. We hope you come again soon.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a great place for a brief "museumesque" experience. When the kids were younger, they were mesmerized by the birds.

Thank lbhtd
TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We appreciate your letting us know you had a nice time. Hope "the next generation" will also come to visit!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were in St. Paul for a BMW motorcycle rally, and the Raptor Center was doing daily demonstrations at the fair grounds, They invited us to come to the Center for a Tour, of which we did. We were glad we did. The tour was...More

Thank Donna M
TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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cathy s
whats the cost of tickets for 60 year olds
20 June 2015|
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Response from TheRaptorCenter | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your question! We assume you are asking about the weekend public program? It is $5.50 for students and seniors, and $8.00 for adults.
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