Plan a Field Trip to The Raptor Center

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1. Choose a program to fit your needs.

Field trip costs

  • $5.50 per student/senior
  • $8.00 per adult
  • $70 minimum fee

Dates and times available for your program

Tuesday through Friday 

  • 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 1-2 p.m.
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m.
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

  • 12-1 p.m.
  • 2-3 p.m.
  • 3-4 p.m.  

2. Request a program

Submit a request form at least two weeks in advance. The form will request the following information:

  • Program date and time
  • Program name
  • Number of students and grade
  • Special needs
  • Contact name
  • School name
  • School address and phone
  • E-mail address
  • How you heard about us

3. Get ready for your trip  

Chaperones. We require 1 adult for every 10 students.

Group sizes. Minimum group size: 12 people. Maximum group size: 90 people

Lunch. TRC does not have space for groups to eat lunch inside. Students may eat bag lunches outside on the lawn as weather permits. Groups may eat at the St. Paul Student Center

Special accommodations. Our building and most of the outdoor courtyard are wheelchair accessible. Tell us about special needs when you book your field trip.

The Raptor Center rules. Please go over proper behavior for a field trip. Remember, your experience includes wild animals that need a calm and quiet atmosphere to be comfortable.

Tours do not go outside during inclement weather or during courtyard maintenance (for your safety.)

Cancellations must be made in writing two weeks in advance of your program date. For cancellations with less than two weeks notice, a $65 fee will be charged.

4. Arrive at The Raptor Center

  • Give directions to The Raptor Center to your bus driver
  • Check in at the front desk to pay program fee (we accept cash, check, or credit card)

5. Explore. . . touch. . . investigate. . . learn. . . ask. . . and have fun!

Need financial assistance?

Need help meeting an educational standard?

Call 612-624-2756 or email raptored@umn.edu to discuss program content.