Meet Bubo!

Bubo, a great horned owl, came to us as a young owlet in 2000. He had been found outside the nest and given food by humans prior to coming to The Raptor Center. This caused Bubo to imprint on humans and prevented him from developing mentally the way a young owl should. Unable to be released to the wild, Bubo is now one of our education ambassadors.

At this time of year, baby owls and raptors will soon be emerging and may come into contact with humans. To learn how you can best help baby raptors and what you should do if you find one, please visit our Help Baby Raptors page to learn more. If you have a question or need assistance in the area, please call 612-624-4745.

OPEN: Tu-F 10-4pm Sa-Su Noon-4pm

FAQ: When are TRC's tours?

Tours run every half hour the following days:
Tues-Fri
First: 10:30a
Last: 3:30p
Sat-Sun
First: 12:30p
Last: 3:30p

Raptor Academy Online Courses

Raptor Academy has a suite of continuing education courses, designed and led by instructors at The Raptor Center who have set the standards for raptor medicine and rehabilitation.  There are self-study courses to take at your own pace, and six week, instructor-led courses.

Fall Raptor Release Newsletter 2018

Our Fall Raptor Release newsletter highlights our new education module, Outdoor Investigator, which aims to combat the "nature deficit" among Minnesota's youth. Read about a day in our busy trauma center, experience new additions to our Susan Wilder Visitor Center, and learn about some of the research and conseration work we are involved in.