2022 Fall Flights Update

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 23 through November 6, 2022! Check back for more details as the dates draw near. 

Pre-Purchased tickets only, tickets are not available on the day of the program. Check the Fall Flights ticket availability here closer to the start of the season!

Griffin the Swainson's Hawk takes off from her trainer's glove during Fall Flights

Jim Shane

About Fall Flights at the World Center for Birds of Prey

Doors open at 2:00 pm with an Interpretive Center open house. Last vehicle admission to the World Center for Birds of Prey will be at 2:45 pm, upon which time the gate at our entrance will be closed. There will be no event admissions after 2:45 pm. At 2:45 pm guests will migrate from the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center to the Raptor Ridge Amphitheater. Promptly at 3:00 pm the narrated flight program will begin. Flights last approximately 45 minutes. After the flight program, the Interpretive Center will reopen with up-close raptor encounters.

Purchase your tickets today!

Autumn in Boise is a great time to visit the World Center for Birds of Prey to see Fall Flights. Every weekend from mid-September through the end of October, see our education birds fly outdoors, where they swoop and soar over the heads of delighted audiences to show off their amazing aerial skills. This is your best opportunity to get up-close to a hawk, falcon, or owl as they glide sometimes only inches over your head! 

Oliver the Verreaux's Eagle-owl flies to his trainers glove during Fall Flights


Each 45-minute demonstration is narrated to help you learn about the exciting lives of these sky hunters! Children love the high-energy activity of the speeding falcons. Photographers will enjoy the opportunity to photograph the raptors as they fly within close proximity. Bird watchers will marvel to see some of the less common species such as the Aplomado Falcon.

Whatever your reason, plan to join us for this fall family tradition!

The audience at Fall Flights

Fall Flights FAQ

  • Can I buy my tickets at the World Center for Birds of Prey?

No, all tickets must be purchased online prior to arrival due to limited seating capacity and to allow for proper physical distancing.

  • Will I still be able to get in if I am late?

The recommended time to arrive is between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm, the gate will be closed at the bottom of the hill at 2:45 pm for the safety of the birds and people participating in flighted event.

  • Can I arrive before 2:00 pm?

Yes, your Fall Flights tickets are good for both admission to the World Center for Birds of Prey (the day of your flight tickets) and for the special event after hours. 

  • Is this event a good fit for my children? 

Fall Flights are not recommended for children under 4 years of age or for individuals that cannot sit still for up to 45 minutes. Our trained raptors will be flying across and around our outdoor amphitheater, and it is important for bird and human safety that the audience remain seated throughout the program.

  • Will the Interpretive Center be open during the flight show? 

The World Center for Birds of Prey will be closing at 2:00 pm on flight days for people not attending the special event, with last admission at 1:15 pm. If you are attending the flight, the recommended arrival time is 2:00 pm (or earlier if you are hoping to spend some time exploring the center). Only individuals with pre-purchased tickets will be admitted after 2:00 pm, and at 3:00 pm while the birds are in flight, the Interpretive Center will be closed until the narrated program is finished.

  • What happens if there is inclement weather? 

Fall Flights is weather dependent, in the event of strong winds or rain, operator will make the call to cancel by 10:00 am on the day of the event, and your tickets will be fully refunded with a confirmation cancellation email, it is then up to the visitor to rebook for a later date. 


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