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Cascades Raptor Center

 Current hours: April - September  10 AM - 6 PM  
NEW Winter Hours: (​October - March) 10 AM - 4 PM

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 a great place to bring friends and family. See our new video here.

Our Annual Benefit: Talons, Tastings and Tidbits 2018
REGISTER NOW - September 29th!
The Raptor Center will close early (10am - 2pm) to accommodate our Annual Benefit

 

BOOK A GUIDED TOUR!

While regular admission provides a self-guided tour, do not despair! We offer Personal Tours OR the Ultimate Raptor Experience. These must be scheduled in advance and are intended to be for small groups of people (1-4). Please fill out our online program request form here.

   
 
 

Plan Your Visit

Open for Visitors: Tuesday - Sunday    
Closing early (2:00pm) on Saturday, September 29th for our Annual Benefit    

Current Hours:

 April - September  10 AM - 6 PM  
Winter Hours: (​October - 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 in parked vehicles. Service animals are the exception, please see our policy for specifics.  
Click Here for Directions ~ Call 541-485-1320

What's Happening (see Calendar here)

Talons, Tastings & Tidbits 2018: Annual Benefit

Talons, Tastings & Tidbits, September 29th 6pm-9pm

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 6:00PM - 9:00PM

RESERVE YOUR SPOT Today! 

Join us at our Annual Benefit for a delightful evening of gourmet food, wine, beer, birds, and good company!
Enjoy the experience of Cascades Raptor Center – learning what we do behind the scenes in rescue, rehabilitation and education -- while you help us fund this critical work!

Interact with our gorgeous Avian Ambassadors and their trainers as they meet and greet you up close and personal. Don't forget your camera!

Our sponsors for the night include: Mountain Rose Herbs, Oregon Pacific Bank, Agriculture Capital, Cannassentials.
Beverage Sponsors: Abbelone Winery, Brandborg Vineyard & Winery, King Estate, Oakshire, Wildcraft Cider Works.

Laugh with Mark Raney (KZEL 96.1 DJ) and Kit Lacy, Education Director, as they regale you with stories of the Center and the birds in our care!

Family Nature Discovery Day—“International Vulture Awareness Day”

Saturday, September 1, 2018

In celebration of this international event, come enjoy vulture-themed activities 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!)

Feel Good Friday at Alesong

Friday, August 31st, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Alesong Brewing & Blending (80848 Territorial Hwy., Eugene, OR 97405)

Alesong is hosting Cascades Raptor Center for Feel Good Friday! A portion of all proceeds that day will be donated to the Raptor Center, so come on out and have a beer! Marché will be vending on site selling wood-fired pizza and salad options from 4-8. Customers are also invited to bring their own picnics.

Sweet Cheeks Winery Fundraiser for Raptors

Twilight Tastings at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard
Friday, August 10th from 6:00-9:00pm., 27007 Briggs Hill Rd., Eugene, OR (541)349-9463

Join Cascades Raptor Center at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard. Sweet Cheeks is thrilled to host their annual fundraiser for Cascades Raptor Center to support the rehabilitation of birds of prey. Join us and learn more about these fascinating birds and watch a rehabilitated Northern Harrier be released over the vineyard! 

The event is free to attend and open to all ages. A portion of the evening's sales will be donated to Cascades Raptor Center.
Live Music : Monroe Street & Food Cart : The Dipper

   

Family Nature Discovery Day—Animal Hospital

Saturday, August 4th, 11:00pm - 3:00pm

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 Eugene Urgent Care & KVAL.

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: