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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.
Join your homeschool community in learning about Birds of Prey with The Peregrine Fund. During each event, lessons will incorporate the Life Sciences, with special emphases on Adaptations, Habitat, and Wildlife Conservation. The Peregrine Fund is a global leader in raptor conservation and exciting case studies will be explored, including the successful recovery of the Peregrine Falcon and our ongoing efforts to save the critically endangered California Condor. Live birds of prey will be featured in each session. Dates for 2015 and 2016 include Sept 16, Nov 10, Dec 2, March 9, April 13.
Morning session 10:30-12, Interpretive Center open house 12-1.
Afternoon session 1:30-3, Interpretive Center open house 3-4.
Group size limited to 60 per session (including parents and toddlers).
Cost $3 per child. Members and children under 4 admitted free.
Pre-registration required. To register 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.
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.