What is The Raptor Center?

Entrance to The Raptor CenterEstablished in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center sees around 1,000 sick and injured raptors each year in our clinic, 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 over 100,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events.

Tour of The Raptor Center

Raptor Center's Virtual Tour


Visit The Raptor Center

Let a visit to The Raptor Center start your exploration of learning about raptors and the world we share together. Our winged ambassador birds and knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be your guides. Whether you want to just spend an hour with us, or begin a lifetime of learning and appreciation for what raptors can teach us, we welcome the opportunity to share with you.

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Raptor Release Newsletters

Raptor Release is published each fall and spring. In addition to articles about The Raptor Center's teaching, research, and service activities, Raptor Release contains regular features including news from The Raptor Center and upcoming events.

The Raptor Center depends on public support for 60% of our annual budget.

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