Make the World Center for Birds of Prey a Holiday Destination
28 December 2007Looking for a place to spend quality time with family and friends during the holiday break? The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Monday and Tuesday, 24-25 December and 31 December-1 January.
Visitors to the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center can enjoy self-guided or docent-led tours that provide insight into the world of raptors, such as eagles, hawks, and vultures. Interactive displays and films make it interesting for all ages. Visitors also have the opportunity to observe rare live birds, including the California Condor, one of North America's largest and most endangered species.
The Interpretive Center is closed on Mondays during the winter season.
The Archives of Falconry will be open for tours at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 December. The Archives contains art, sculpture, artifacts, and rare books related to falconry and the new Arab Heritage Wing features an authentic hunting tent and interactive displays on the ancient sport in the Middle East. Reservations are encouraged: 362-8687.
Interpretive Center: $5 general, $4 seniors, $3 youth
Archives of Falconry: $5 general, $4 seniors, $3 youth
Combined admission to the Archives and Interpretive Center: $7.50 general, $6 seniors, $4.50 youth
Driving directions: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, is located 20 minutes from downtown Boise. From I-84, take the Cole Road exit and continue six miles on South Cole Road and then take a right on Flying Hawk Lane.
For more information, contact:
|Director of Community Engagement|
|Main Phone: ||208-362-8277|