Summer Schedule Begins March 1 at The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey

24 February 2010
BOISE, Idaho – The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center at The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily when the summer schedule begins Monday, March 1.

Guided tours of the Archives of Falconry will remain unchanged, at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. when the interpretive center is open.

Visitors will see construction of a new outdoor exhibit for a pair of California Condors under way, with completion expected later in the spring. The exhibit will provide the only opportunity to see live California Condors on display in the United States outside of California. The 25-foot-tall structure will use state-of-the-art materials and allow unobstructed views of the huge birds. A cliff scene, complete with a cave-like nesting structure at the rear of the exhibit, will mimic the condors' natural habitat in remote locations like the Grand Canyon.

The interpretive center allows adults and kids to enjoy interactive displays and face-to-face encounters with live raptors. The Archives of Falconry features an authentic Arab hunting tent, artifacts, books, art and sculpture.

Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth (4-16), free to members
Information: (208) 362-8687

Driving directions: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, is located 15 minutes from downtown Boise. From I-84, take the Cole Road exit and continue 6 miles south on Cole Road to Flying Hawk Lane.

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner

Director of Community Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-8277
Email: erinkatzner@peregrinefund.org
Country: USA

The Peregrine Fund