New things are hatching at the World Center for Birds of Prey!

Grand Opening Celebration, Saturday, April 22, 2023

Get nose-to-beak with Peregrine Falcons as you climb into their nest, fall in love with owls, eagles, and vultures as they swoop overhead in our outdoor classroom, and become a scientist considering solutions to engineering problems while studying hawks perched atop a power pole. 

In this $3.8 million expansion of the World Center for Birds of Prey, you can do all of this and more. Keep reading to learn how you can become a permanent part of our education and conservation programs!

A school boy examines a feather
Engaging children in hands-on learning

Together we can create deeper STEM-learning opportunities

Since the opening of the Center, nearly 500,000 students have visited. We provide children and visitors of all ages the opportunity to see themselves as scientists and, through the lens of raptor conservation, learn how we can all play a role in conserving our wildlife and wild places. This expansion will continue to offer free grant-funded field trips for students and educators while increasing our visitation capacity by 100%.

Griffin the dark morph Swainson's Hawk looks over her shoulder against a clear blue sky.

Photo Credit: Angela Calabrese

Inspiring the next generation of responsible land stewards

Let's celebrate America's wildlife and landscapes

Saving species requires people to care enough to make changes that not only help the birds, but also ultimately benefit humans. New landscape-based exhibits will focus on raptor and human coexistence through simple commonsense actions taken by businesses, governments, land owners, and individuals to protect the lands we cherish and want to safeguard for future generations.

A man has a hawk perched on his glove as spectators watch.

Paul Sterling

Addressing capacity needs

Our visitorship has grown by 48% over a 5-year period!

Our new education campus increases our capacity to serve students and the general public - from 50,000 to 100,000 annual visitors. This growth also requires basic upgrades that include expanded parking facilities and restrooms to address future unmet needs. Our new campus prepares us to meet the growing demand for our programming across the Treasure Valley.


A rendering of the outdoor classroom showcasing the benches and bricks


Our campaign relies on support for the short and long terms. We are also welcoming legacy gifts and gifts of stock for the campaign. These gifts can support construction in the short-term or support the educational endowment for the World Center, which supports our programming growth over the coming decades as the Center continues to expand to serve more people in our community.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, legacy gifts, or gifts of stock, please contact Campaign Director, Heather Meuleman at or (208) 362-8240.


There are so many ways to support this project. Please use the form below if you prefer to make a charitable donation directly to our educational expansion.



We would like to recognize our campaign leadership:

  • Campaign Co-chairs - Former Governor Dirk and First Lady Patricia Kempthorne
  • General Contractor - Jordan-Wilcomb Construction
  • Architect - Hatch Design Architecture
  • The Peregrine Fund's Board of Directors
  • Chris Parish, Peregrine Fund President and CEO
  • Richard T. Watson, PhD, Former Peregrine Fund President and CEO
  • The amazing staff, dedicated volunteers, and inspiring 'avian co-workers' at the World Center for Birds of Prey for their incredible commitment to conservation and education.


Please join us in thanking our generous sponsors!

Logos from the Hatched Sponsors