The World Center for Birds of Prey

World Center for Birds of Prey

Explore the amazing world of raptors eye to eye! The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center is The Peregrine Fund's one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor education center where you'll meet eagles, owls, vultures, hawks, and falcons from around the world.


Live raptor presentations throughout the day.

Discovery Room to engage young visitors with hands-on eggs, feathers, puzzles, and costumes.

Wild raptors visible from a 1/4-mile trail winding through restored habitat areas to overlook Boise.

Condor Cliffs, a Grand Canyon-inspired habitat for California Condors. The world's largest captive flock is housed in nearby breeding chambers to raise young for release to the wild.

Indoor exhibits show raptor adaptations, diet, migration, and breeding. Find out why birds of prey are threatened, and how The Peregrine Fund saves species from extinction.

The Archives of Falconry displays the world's most comprehensive English-language falconry library, plus artifacts from ancient and modern falconry traditions.

The Gift Shop offers a hand-picked selection of raptor-related items, snacks, and drinks.


World Center for Birds of Prey CLOSED to visitors December 9-13, 2019

Thanks to generous support from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, we will be renovating the public restrooms in the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center. Upon completion, our restrooms will feature water efficient fixtures and resurfaced floors. The World Center for Birds of Prey will be closed to the public from December 9th to the 13th.

March – November
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)

Last admittance at 4:15 p.m., trail closes at 4:45 p.m.

December – February
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)

Last admittance at 3:15 p.m., trail closes at 3:45 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter, and Independence Day


  • General $10
  • Senior (over 62) $8
  • Youth (ages 4 – 16) $5
  • Free to members and children under age 4
  • Additional $2 event charge for Fall Flights
  • Advanced booking of large groups

Calendar of Events


Fall Flights

Still curious? Call 208-362-8687 for more information, or see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Daily Programs

ProgramTimes LocationTheme
Live Bird Presentation





Tom Cade Theatre

Learn the basics about birds of prey with this up close presentation. Meet a new raptor at each presentation.

PLEASE arrive 15 minutes prior to the presentation you wish to attend.

Heritage Tour



The Archives of Falconry

Learn about the ancient art of falconry. Tours of The Archives of Falconry begin in the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center. Please check in at the Gift Shop for details.

Group Tours

Educational tours can be scheduled for schools or groups of 15 or more people.

An educational tour includes a visit to all of our exhibits in the Biology/Ecology Wing, the Conservation Wing, the Discovery Room, as well as an introduction to our resident education birds, perfect for those who want to see a little bit of everything. A tour lasts approximately 90 minutes (one hour for kindergarten) focus on the newly adopted Idaho Content Standards for Science and is specially tailored to each group.

Call or email Curtis Evans to schedule a tour group and allow for alteast two weeks notice, but also be aware that spring tours are often booked two to three months in advance.

We are currently scheduling tours for the summer of 2019 and the 2019-2020 school year.