World Center for Birds of Prey Boise
Where is it at?
World Center for Birds of Prey
5668 West Flying Hawk Lane
Where are we going today?
Kids, have you ever wanted to come face to face with those soaring eagles, adorable owls, and grand falcons and hawks?
Well, at the World Center for Birds of Prey, you can!
This beautiful indoor/outdoor center in Boise is a one of a kind education center, where kids can have incredible up-close encounters with some beautiful birds from all over the world!
It's learning and fun, all in one....and it's the perfect place for kids to SOAR!
There are a host of fun activities for the whole family during a visit to the World Center for Birds of Prey, and whilst each activity is not only fun, it's dedicated to the education of kids, not only about the birds but of conservation too. An invaluable experience!
So, what will you see during your visit? Well, let's explore! How about you see LIVE raptors in the daily presentations they have, where you can see them in all their glory?
How about giving kids a chance to actually HOLD raptor eggs, and features, and engage in puzzles and costumes in the Discovery Room - hands on fun at it's best!
If you want to explore and are feeling adventurous, check out the 1/4 mile trail that winds through the restored habitat areas, where those wild raptors can be spotted within the trees. A great view of Boise too!
There is a Grand Canyon inspired habitat for those beautiful California Condors - and the WORLD's largest captive flock is even housed nearby so they can safely rear young to go back into the wild!
There are indoor exhibits too, where the family can learn about raptor adaptations, breeding, and migration, and learn all about why the birds of prey are threatened, and even aerial skill shows every October!
We told you this was a one of a kind education center, so let's spread out wings, take flight, and spend the next family day out with some pretty incredible birds of prey!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5 (Ages 4-16)
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
10am open. 4pm close Nov - Feb. 5pm close rest of year
Year round. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Jan 1
For groups of 15 students or more, educational tours can be arranged! These are 90 minute tours (60 for kindergarten) and are specially tailored for your group!.
The gift shop has snacks and drinks.
You can bring your own food and enjoy it on the picnic tables! Just don't take it inside the interpretive center.
Any Top Tips?
Check the daily programs as soon as you arrive, so you can plan accordingly! It's a good idea to arrive 15 minutes before the live bird presentations.
Doing our bit
They are a non-profit that are dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the birds of prey! .
Need a little extra help?
The facility is accessible to all wheelchair users!.
Can I get one of those?
The gift shop carries those one of a kind gifts and must-have books featuring birds of prey. All profits from sales support The Peregrine Fund's projects so it's great for you and the birds!.
The last admittance is 45 minutes before the closing time, and the trail closes 15 minutes before closing time.
What people are saying?
"Staff are knowledgeable and helpful"
by motherofmany on Jul 11th, 2013
World famous bird breeding center which is small but well worth the trip. Stay for as many shows as possible. Visit the falconry "working" archives when opened only twice per day. And, ask questions until your throat is dry!