Velma Morrison Interpretive Center

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Velma Morrison Interpretive Center
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The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center is waiting to welcome you into the exciting world of birds of prey!

Explore and discover the amazing world of raptors eye to eye. Come experience our courtyard full of native and non-native birds. Continue your experience inside with daily raptor presentations, interactive exhibits, and tours of the Archives of Falconry.

Call 208-362-8687 for information.

Our exhibits

  • The Courtyard is a shady lawn with four bird chambers on the north and west sides.
  • Condor Cliffs is our newest exhibit, completed in 2010.
  • Indoor Birds: Several of our avian ambassadors can be viewed in their chambers indoors
  • Education Rooms: Six rooms are dedicated to different aspects of education about birds of prey.
  • Art Gallery: Take a close look at an impressive original art collection. Complete with oil on canvas originals and numerous bronzes, this raptor art collection is one of a kind.

Planning a group trip

All education programs at the Velma Morrison Visitor Center are designed to:

  • Be developmentally appropriate
  • Meet state required standards and curricular objectives
  • Emphasize active participation of students
  • Feature our fascinating raptors as a "lens for learning"

School Groups

With every tour our live birds of prey are front and center 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 FREE. Parent chaperones are $7, and grandparent chaperones are $6.

Homeschool Groups

Organized homeschool groups / co-ops are now free of charge! In order to recieve free admission your tour must have a minimum of 15 school-aged children (ages 5+) and be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. Homeschool groups of less than 15 kids are welcome to visit at anytime (regular admission applies).

Each spring and fall we offer two events for homeschool groups to visit and learn about birds of prey. Please visit our calendar to learn more. For questions regarding opportunities for homeschool groups, contact Tate Mason at tmason@peregrinefund.org or 362-8259.

Non-school Groups

For a non-school group of 15 or more scheduling at least two weeks in advance prices are $6 for adults; $5 for seniors (62+); and $4 for youth ages 4-16. With prior arrangement tour guide will be provided for your group.

Submit a Group Visit Inquiry

Behind the scenes tours

Behind the Scenes Tours are not currently available.

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Hours

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.

Closed holidays, Easter, Christmas Eve

Admissions

Contact the Interpretive Center

  • 208-362-8687
  • tpf@peregrinefund.org

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