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Address: 1920 Fitch Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1057
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+1 612-624-4745
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of...

Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, The Raptor Center reaches more than 150,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events. Come visit the education raptors with a TRC interpretive tour guide. Tours are offered every thirty minutes, on the half hour and hour. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Tour Admissions Ages 3-17 $3.00 Ages 18-62 $5.00 Ages 62+ $3.00 U of M staff and students (with ID) are admitted free. Formal programs and other education options available.

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Great for all ages!

While visits family in St Paul, we visited this local attraction. Great place to visit in a cloudy cold day. Great for adults and children as well. Our tour was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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276 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visits family in St Paul, we visited this local attraction. Great place to visit in a cloudy cold day. Great for adults and children as well. Our tour was very informative and educational. Amazing that this incredible world renowned facility is operated on "contributions". Admission is very reasonable with reduced prices for children and seniors. Worth a visit and... More 

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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went here after helping my friends rescue an injured eagle. Staff was very nice and helpful. They have tours that last less than an hour.

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Thank Aaron S
TheRaptorCenter, Prog Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to help an injured raptor. We hope you know how much of a difference you made. Thank you also for staying for a tour to learn more about The Raptor Center. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our group consisted of a 3+Boy, 8, 10 year old girls, aunt and Grammie, we all found amazing facts and saw beautiful birds. The Raptor Center had educational birds and many we did not see that were in their professional care. Omaha, the turkey vulture was feeding and sunning while we stood in awe of her powerful beak and wing... More 

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TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, and bringing your family. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and that you got to "meet" several of our winged ambassadors. Please come to see us again. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Raptor Center is located on the St. Paul campus (University of MN). It is not particularly publicized or pointed out; I worked for 6 years on campus and had no idea of its existence. When I finally found it and visited, I was entranced. There is a tiny free parking area right outside the building (this is amazing on... More 

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TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and let us know you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you and your friends/family soon. More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you're in the area, stop at the Raptor Center. Admission is affordable for the entire family. Our cost was $13 for 3 people. Meet some of the raptors with the tour guide. Young children can color and touch different feathers and talons.

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TheRaptorCenter, Prog Associate at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Tina, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit, and that you brought your family. We hope you come again soon. More 

Minneapolis, MN
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98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a great place for a brief "museumesque" experience. When the kids were younger, they were mesmerized by the birds.

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TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We appreciate your letting us know you had a nice time. Hope "the next generation" will also come to visit! More 

Des Moines
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were in St. Paul for a BMW motorcycle rally, and the Raptor Center was doing daily demonstrations at the fair grounds, They invited us to come to the Center for a Tour, of which we did. We were glad we did. The tour was very interesting and the guide was very thorough in their understand/explanations of the resident raptors.... More 

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TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Minnesota USA
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199 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

There are classes and camps for kids and adults. They also work with groups . There is a tour every 30 minutes beginning at 10. The tour lasts about 30 minutes. Great fun for all ages.

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TheRaptorCenter, Program Assoc. at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we are so glad you had a great time. We hope to see you again soon. More 

St. Paul
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Raptor Center is a great place to visit for an insightful, one-hour tour. Visitors can learn about the regular tenants of the Center, which include an eagle, a turkey vulture, a hawk, and numerous owls and other birds of prey that have been rescued. Tour guides teach about the birds and some ecological issues. After the tours, my youngest... More 

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TheRaptorCenter, Prog Assoc at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write, and we are so glad that we could offer a great experience for your family. Our young visitors are so important. We welcome you to visit again. More 

Osceola, Wisconsin
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132 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a must see for birders! They have excellent informative displays as well as very knowledgable staff to take questions!!! Also a nice selection of reference guides to purchase and cute little nature gifts as well!

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TheRaptorCenter, Program Associate at The Raptor Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself, and are looking forward to your next visit. More 

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