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World Center For Birds of Prey

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Address: 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709
Phone Number: +1 208-362-8687
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their...

Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours complement hands-on exhibits for all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the interpretive trail and gazebo, or browse the gift shop. Admissions and purchases support conservation programs worldwide.

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This is a jewel in the collection of unique and amazing Boise experiences. The guides and docents are incredibly well-versed in all things ornithological. Don't miss the museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a jewel in the collection of unique and amazing Boise experiences. The guides and docents are incredibly well-versed in all things ornithological. Don't miss the museum building with all the rare books, old items, and authentic displays. Also, be sure and see the live demonstrations and up-close bird experiences. You'll be amazed at what you learn...well worth the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful to visit if you time it right and can see the demonstrations, otherwise it's hit and miss. A good cause though and worthy of support.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning a trip to the Grand Canyon this summer and a friend told us about the Condor Recovery Program at the World Center for Birds of Prey. Turned out it was only 7 miles from our house!! It was absolutely fascinating to learn about the condors. Not too long ago, there were only 22 in the world. Birds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's pretty sad that you've lived in the Treasure Valley for 17 years and just now seeing this amazing place. Pretty drive out to the Birds of Prey and beautiful grounds! The birds were to do over head flying the day we visited but due to the high winds the staff brought the birds to us within the confines of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a unique experience. It is a small private refuge doing big work. I learned about the art of falconry and these amazing birds! Make sure you take advantage of all of the lectures as this is when they bring out birds you may not otherwise see and they have a question and answer session! Great for kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reason we stayed one extra night in Boise was to see this Bird Center. It was worth it as the birds are magnificent. The staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable. The guided tour is very interesting as are the exhibits. We were lucky that day to see two beautiful falcons training for their show that weekend. What a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely my favorite place my family visited. Great staff and such awe-inspiring birds. Very pretty drive and the museum was fascinating. I recommend it to anyone.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice interpretive center and the staff are so friendly and informative. Beautiful views of the Treasure Valley, too

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very unique place with multiple birds of prey and regular live exhibits and displays of some very rare and endangered birds of prey from around the world. The museum is staffed largely by volunteers and the layout is excellent and very educational. It is a wonderful place for kids of all ages. One of the "must see"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The staff of volunteers are excellent and are ready to answer your questions. Our volunteer even had a chance to learn some new facts as one of the visitors was an actual Falconer. What a great day to have gone for a second visit. We happened to be there on a day when some school children were there an the... More 

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