The cost of parking is not included in any tour or program fee.
- Meters are available beside The Raptor Center on Fitch Avenue. ($3 per hour / credit cards are accepted)
- Gortner Parking Ramp is located across the street from The Raptor Center. ($3 per hour / credit cards are accepted) Weekend rates are $6 flat fee.
From July 16 to August 22, 2018 the upper levels of the Gortner Ave Ramp will be closed due to construction and public parking will be limited. Additional public parking can be found in the SC104 lot located at 1854 Buford Ave. Thank you in advance for your flexibility.
Summer Months (June- August): Meter parking on Carter Avenue
After dropping off at The Raptor Center, continue going 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 (fee is $3 per hour / accepts credit cards).
School year (Sept.-May): State Fair Grounds
After dropping off at The Raptor Center, continue going 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 $4 for the day / cash only)
Parking maps, options, and costs can be found on the University of Minnesota's Parking and Transportation Services website.