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Explore and discover the amazing world of raptors eye to eye. Experience our courtyard full of native and non-native birds. Continue your experience inside with live raptor presentations and exhibits, plus tours of the Archives of Falconry.
Call 208-362-8687 for information.
The World Center for Birds of Prey hosts guided tours year round. School tours are designed to meet curricular objectives and general group tours are geared for a wide variety of audiences.
All education programs at the Velma Morrison Visitor Center are designed to:
Our live birds of prey are front and center with every tour and they serve to make science come to life! If your school group is focusing on a particular topic that you would like us to elaborate on, please let us know. We generally emphasize the following life science topics based on grade level:
Grade 1 - Structure, Function, and Information Processing
Grade 2 - Habitats
Grade 3 - Life Cycles, Adaptations, Heredity
Grade 4 - Animal Structures, Biomes of Idaho
Grade 5 - Ecosystems
Grade 6 - Organisms and their Environments (Ecology)
Grades 7-12 - Lessons focus on the practical application of the scientific method.
College and Specialized Tours are tailored to meet the needs of the instructors and students. Conservation biology and careers in wildlife related fields are often the highlights.
Students and school personnel for all school groups of 15 or more that schedule in advance are admitted free. Parent chaperones are $7, and grandparent chaperones are $6.
Homeschool groups of fewer than 15 students are welcome to visit at anytime (regular admission applies).
Each spring and fall, we offer two events for homeschool groups to learn about birds of prey. Please visit our calendar to learn more. For more information about options for homeschool groups, contact Tate Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-362-8259.
Explore the fascinating world of raptors with an expert guide. Guests will experience a live bird presentation, and meet a host of live falcons, hawks, eagles, owls, and vultures. Emphasis is placed on the conservation of birds of prey and their habitats. Current highlighted projects include the recovery of the California Condor and the Northern Aplomado Falcon. Guided tours are available for groups of 15 or more and include the Falconry Archives upon request. Tours are 1.5 hours and a discount applies for pre-scheduled groups ($4 per child, $6 per adult). Tour availability is not guaranteed as our schedule fills up fast! Schedule a group tour.
Behind the Scenes Tours are not currently available.
March – October
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.
November – 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.