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"

If you are planning on bringing a group of 15 or more, call to reserve a spot at least two weeks in advance. Your group will be scheduled with a personal tour guide, and receive a discounted admission.

School Groups

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.

We do not provide a venue for school groups to eat their lunch on site.

Homeschool Groups

Homeschool groups have the option of self-touring the facility at regular admission prices during our daily hours. Please let us know if you are coming with a group larger than 15 so we can let you know if there will be other groups visiting at the same time.

Each spring and fall we offer two homeschool days for homeschool groups to visit and learn about birds of prey. Visit our calendar to learn more. For questions regarding opportunities for homeschool groups, contact Tate Mason at 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 docent will be provided for your group.

Submit a Group Visit Inquiry

Behind the scenes tours

Behind the Scenes Tours are not currently available.

Interpretive Center links


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.

Closed holidays, Christmas Eve, Easter


Contact the Interpretive Center

  • 208-362-8687


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