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Address: 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise, ID 83709-7289
Phone Number:
+1 208-362-8687
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Currently the World Center for Birds of Prey is closed to the public due to...

Currently the World Center for Birds of Prey is closed to the public due to damage from snow and ice. We hope to be open by March 1st.

Thank you for your patience! We hope to see you soon!

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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Surprised by my interest

We visited this center last week and although I'm not particularly interested in birds of prey, I found this experience enlightening and quite interesting. There is a well done... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
Englewood, Florida
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Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We visited this center last week and although I'm not particularly interested in birds of prey, I found this experience enlightening and quite interesting. There is a well done video, a docent who brings out a live bird and gives more information on training and handling these birds and answers questions. Then there is a very interesting museum all relating... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

They do great work here -- and it's almost entirely run by volunteers. But there is really not a whole lot to see beyond a bunch of stuffed owls and some ugly live condors. There is one room with hands-on activities for kids, including a bird costume to try on. If you have time to spare or live nearby, you... More 

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Montecito, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A worthy cause that deserves support. There's a 20 minute talk by docents handling 2 different Raptors. Great to learn more about these magnificent birds. Nice facility.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This is arguably the best museum in Boise. Educational , nice demonstrations, excited people. Do not miss the falconry exposition. It is not always open so check ahead of time.

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Kamakura, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

An exciting chance to see raptors up close and learn about them. Has a lovely museum and live bird exhibits.Learn about their role in helping the recovery of the condor population.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is the world headquarters for The Peregrine Fund, which helps conserve endangered raptors around the world. They have a large breeding program and release many into the wild, and have helped several species come off the endangered species list. Side note: Boise State is the only place you can get a master's degree in raptor study, and the World... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We found the facility a smaller zoo with intense focus on birds, their habitats - deeply informative. What was really impressive was understanding what it takes to bring some birds back, i.e. california condors. It has contributed to saving birds in some direct ways. Enjoyed the stay and all my kids liked the stop and the tour, show and information

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Kids activities and a short presentation displaying Hawks, Eagles, Osprey. Great for the preschool and elementary are kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Over the years, I'd heard a lot about the Birds of Prey, but it wasn't until our family reunion that I finally visited. It was one of the highlights of the week! There are fascinating interactive exhibits and real, live birds. We were thrilled when a condor spread his 9' wings to catch the breeze and the owl did a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were at Birds of Prey during the birds' feeding time, which was fascinating. The birds are, for the most part, majestic. Some have been injured and are healing, to be returned to the wild, and all are fascinating. The Museum itself is wonderful and I wandered around looking at the various varieties of birds, some I'd never heard of.... More 

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