Calendar of events

  • 3 June 2019   —    Visit the World Center for Birds of Prey - Now open on Mondays through August 26!

    Location: World Center for Birds of Prey

    We are now open on Mondays throughout the summer! Come visit us and enjoy exciting daily events such as our raptor encounters that allow you to meet our education birds up close, tours of our Smithsonian quality Archives of Falconry exhibit, and much more! Visit us today!

  • 7 September 2019   —    International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD 2019)

    Location: World Center for Birds of Prey

    Celebrate the age old partnership between Vultures and Humans on International Vulture Awareness Day and be part of a global festival taking place in over 30 locations around the world.

    Guests throughout the day at the World Center for Birds of Prey can meet Lucy the Turkey Vulture, California Condors, participate in a "Scavenger's Scavenger Hunt", watch short films about vulture conservation, and meet other amazing raptors of the non-vulture variety.

    Bald is Beautiful - Guests who are bald, balding, or wearing a bald cap receive free admission!

    Feast on a Good Deal - 10% off vulture related merchandise

    Daily and Vulture Programming for IVAD 2019:

    10:00 - Open

    10:30 - Bird Presentation

    11:00 - Falconry Heritage Tour

    12:00 - Bird Presentation

    12:30 - Q&A with Condor Propagation Specialists during a possible condor feeding (Things could get messy!)

    1:30 - Vulture film screening in the Condor Theater - African Vulture Crisis, Why I Love Vultures, and Wild Condors Made Here

    2:00 - Lucy the Turkey Vulture presentation

    2:30 - Falconry Heritage Tour

    3:30 - Bird Presentation

    4:15 - Last admission

    5:00 - Close

    Visit for a full list of international events and information about IVAD 2019.

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  • 20 September 2019   —    November 3 - Fall Flights

    Location: World Center for Birds of Prey

    Join us at The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey to see our education birds do what they do best -- FLY! Watch as they swoop and soar over your head to show off their amazing aerial skills. This is your best opportunity to get up-close to a hawk, falcon, vulture, or owl as they glide sometimes only inches above your head!

    3 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from September 21 through November 3, 2019, weather permitting.

    Please arrive NO LATER THAN 2:30 for seating, but be aware that we may sell out before that time, especially on Saturdays.

    General Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 youth 4-16, free to members and children 3 and younger.

    Special Event Charge: This year there will be an additional event charge of $2 per visitor. These funds will be dedicated to growing our flight programs. This fee is waived for members.

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Daily Programs

Daily Events at the World Center for Birds of Prey

The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center has a regular daily schedule of live bird demonstrations to help you plan your visit.You also can join public tours of The Archives of Falconry twice daily. All tours begin in the visitor center.


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