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Daily Programs at the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center

CLOSED on Mondays

Live Bird Presentation
  • 10:30
  • 12:00
  • 2:00
  • 3:30
Tropical Theatre

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

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

Falconry Heritage Tour
  • 11:00
  • 2:30
The Archives of Falconry

Learn about the ancient art of falconry as you go through our Arab falconry exhibit. Tours of the Falconry Archives begin in the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center. Please check with the Gift Shop Ambassador for details.

Education programs

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) and is specially tailored to each group.

If you plan to bring a group of 15 or more, call to reserve a spot at least two weeks in advance. Your group will be scheduled with a personal tour guide and receive a discounted admission rate.

If your group is smaller than 15, feel free to tour our visitor center at your own pace. There will be a docent on duty to answer questions and facilitate learning.

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Interpretive Center Hours

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

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

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

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

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day


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


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