Parking

The cost of parking is not included in any tour or program fee. 

Cars

  • Limited metered spaces are available on the north side of The Raptor Center on Fitch Avenue. ($2 per hour / accepts credit cards)
  • Gortner Parking Ramp is located across the street from The Raptor Center. Visit the Gortner Ramp page to see hourly and special weekend rates.

Bus Parking

Summer Months (June- August):  Meter parking on Carter Avenue
After dropping off at The Raptor Center, continue south on Gortner Ave. Turn right onto Commonwealth Ave, turn right onto Cleveland Ave and then the next right onto Carter Ave where there are parking meters (accepts credit cards).

School year (Sept.-May): State Fair Grounds
After dropping off at The Raptor Center, continue north on Gortner Ave. Turn right onto Buford and follow to first stop sign (you will cross Randall Ave) to the parking lot (fee is $5 for the day / cash only)

More information

All campus parking is managed by the University and not The Raptor Center. For more information such as parking maps, additional options, and costs can be found on the University of Minnesota's Parking and Transportation Services website.