Western Screech Owl, Photo by Brian Davies

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Cascades Raptor Center

The Cascades Raptor Center has one of the largest collections of native raptor species in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can view nearly 50 birds of prey in large outdoor aviaries. The Raptor Center is open to the public year-round and we schedule educational programs both onsite and offsite for students of all ages. If you are looking for things to do in Eugene, Oregon, the Raptor Center is great place to bring friends and family.

Plan Your Visit



Open for Visitors: Tuesday - Sunday          

Current Hours: April - October   10 AM - 6 PM  
Winter Hours: (November-March) 10 AM - 4 PM  

Admission Fees: Adults: $9 • Students/Seniors: $8 • Youth 2-12: $6 • FREE to Members 
Fees a stumbling block? Most Lane County libraries have free family passes worth $30 for low income families. 

Cascades Raptor Center is located at 32275 Fox Hollow Road, Eugene, OR 97405 on the side of Spencer Butte in south Eugene. Birds are on exhibit in large outdoor aviaries viewed by walking along winding hillside trails. These woodland gravel paths are steep in some locations and the site may be difficult for people with mobility challenges. No dogs are allowed onsite, including parked vehicles. Service animals are the exception, please see our policy for specifics.

Click Here for Directions ~ Call 541-485-1320

What's Happening

Family Nature Discovery Day—Birds in Springtime

Sunday, May 28th, 12:00-4:00. Join us for this first of several Family Nature Discovery Days. The theme is "Birds In Springtime", brought to you by Wild Birds Unlimited. 

Prices are regular admission + $2.00 for a total of $8/youth. 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:  “A Night at the Raptor Center”

Friday, June 16th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm 

Enjoy an evening at the Cascades Raptor Center!  Kit Lacy, Education Director and Owl Trainer Extraordinaire, leads us through a fun night of hoots and calls from the Center's owls. Wine is provided by Willamette Valley Vineyard. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are provided. Tickets are $60 each or two for $110. Your support helps us care for injured and orphaned birds and enables our avian ambassadors to educate thousands of people, young and old, on the importance of protecting wildlife and our natural world. 

Registration here OR through 541-485-1320. Limited tickets are available. Reserve your spot today!

International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 13th 9:00-1:00 Alton Baker Park and Nearby Nature's facilities.

Join in the fun at International Migratory Bird Day. Primary activities and events will include bird walks, bird- and nature-related games   and activities, awareness-raising about Migratory Bird Day, spotting-scope opportunities, and other educational opportunities for families and others who attend. Spanish speaking interpreters will be present.

Did you know that some raptors migrate? Come visit the Raptor Center table and learn about migratory raptors and more with one of the Center’s outreach birds.

Mother’s Day at the Raptor Center

On Sunday, May 14th at Cascades Raptor Center

Bring your Mum along with you to a visit with the birds at Cascades Raptor Center. She gets FREE admission, you get quality time with MOM and nobody has to sit on eggs!

We're open from 10:00-6:00.

In early June 2016, the Cascades Raptor Center was asked by US Fish & Wildlife to care for an orphaned Bald Eagle nestling found in Washington. At only 4 weeks old when she arrived, BAEA 96 was one big healthy baby. 

This is her baby picture at 4 weeks old. She was around 18 inches tall, close to10 pounds, and at the time of the baby picture, she was not yet standing - 'not off her hocks,' in the vernacular.  She has grown dramatically since then and was 36" tall and over 12 pounds, with a wing span of seven feet!

During the exam prior to her release, staff all inhaled sharply when we got to see - up close, again - just how stunningly beautiful this bird is. She is feather perfect and a brick house, we feel confident that she is going to rock the wild world. Small(ish) animals of Western Oregon - BEWARE!

She was released on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Astoria, Oregon.

Click here to see release photos and video.

Learn More About the Raptor Center

Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, the Cascades Raptor Center fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the role of wildlife in preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.

To accomplish this mission, the Raptor Center has two primary means: