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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 on MONDAY, September 4th, 2017 for LABOR DAY!

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

Night at the Raptor Center

Friday, September 22nd, 2017   6:00pm-9:00pm


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. Beer is provided by Ninkasi Brewing. Wine from Willamette Valley Vineyards will also be available. Non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks are provided. Tickets are $60 each or 2 for $110. Members registration is $50 or 2 for $100. Your support enables our avian ambassadors to educate thousands of people, young and old, on the importance of protecting wildlife and our natural world.

REGISTER HERE or call 541-485-1320.

International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017  10:00-1:00pm

Join us in celebrating one of the most ecologically important groups of birds out there -- the vultures!  Seriously endandered in many parts of their range, vultures are often maligned and their critical role in preventing the spread of disease and maintaining healthy ecosystems misunderstood. As the name implies, International Vulture Awareness Day is a worldwide event. 

Come enjoy vulture-themed activities from 10:00am to 1:00pm for kids of all ages. Be sure to visit with Lethe and Kali, resident Turkey Vultures, currently the only species of vulture in the Pacific NW. (Do you know what species of vulture USED to be here and MIGHT get reintroduced? California Condors!)

You can also visit vultureday.org for international vulture information and resources. 

Family Nature Discovery Day—ALL about OWLS!

Sunday, August 27th, Noon-4:00pm. 

Our fourth Family Nature Discovery Day is "All About Owls", sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs and KVAL13. Kids and their families can become scientists while dissecting owl pellets, learning about what and how owls eat. Afterward, kids will get in touch with their inner owl, creating pine cone owls to take home. While here, families can visit with over 40 permanent resident raptors. 

Cost is general admission plus $2 activity fee for participants. Ride your bike or hike the Ridgeline trail and your activity fee is waived!

Sweet Cheeks Winery Fund Raiser for Raptors

Twilight Tastings at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard
Friday, August 11th from 5:00-9:00pm., 27007 Briggs Hill Rd., Eugene, OR (541)349-9463

Join Cascades Raptor Center at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard. Meet staff, volunteers and a guest avian ambassador. Live music will serenade you from 6:30-8:30pm. Wine and Cheese tastings will be available from 5:00-9:00 with a rehabilitated raptor scheduled for release at 7:00pm. TEN percent of wine sales will be donated to the Center. Be sure to join us at this sweet event!

Family Nature Discovery Day—Animal Hospital

Sunday, July 30th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Come join us for the third in a series of Family Nature Discover Days. These family friendly events are focused on fun kids' activities. The theme is "Animal Hospital" where participants play like animal rehabilitators by rescuing injureds 'birds'. After rescue, birds are taken to the hospital and rehabilitated, ultimately being released as they heal. Prices are regular general admission, plus $2 activity fee for participating youth. Hike or bike to the Raptor Center and we'll waive the activity fee. Sponsored by Umpqua Bank. 

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: