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Cascades Raptor Center
OPEN - Tuesday-Sunday - 10am-6pm

We are OPEN on Thursday, July 4th, from 10am-6pm

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.

Annual Benefit:  Saturday, September 28th

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Cascades Raptor Center relies on an amazing group of volunteers for Animal Care & Greeter shifts. 
Learn more & apply here


While regular admission provides a self-guided tour, we also 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  

Current Hours:
Spring/Summer Hours: (April - September) 10 AM - 6 PM 

We are OPEN on Thursday, July 4th, from 10am-6pm

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 not allowed in most guests areas, click here for more information on service animal policy .  
Click Here for Directions ~ Call 541-485-1320

What's Happening (see Calendar here)

Family Nature Discovery Day—Wildlife Play Hospital

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 11 am - 3 pm

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 "Wildlife Play Hospital" where participants become animal rehabilitators by  rescuing injured 'animals' -- After the rescue, birds are taken to the hospital and rehabilitated, ultimately being released as they heal. 

Cost is regular admission + $2 = $8 per child

Sponsored by:

Sweet Cheeks Winery Fundraiser for Raptors

Friday, August 16th 2019 from 6:00-9:00pm

Twilight Tastings at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard

Join Cascades Raptor Center at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard. Sweet Cheeks is excited 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.

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.

Family Nature Discovery Day—“International Vulture Awareness Day”

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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!)

Father’s Day—Bring your Dad for FREE

Sunday, June 16th at Cascades Raptor Center 

Bring Dad or Grandpa along with you to a visit with the birds at Cascades Raptor Center. He gets FREE admission, you get quality time with DAD! 

Regular Admission for all other Guests.

Family Nature Discovery Day—ALL about OWLS!

Saturday, July 6th 2019 11am-3pm

Our second Family Nature Discovery Day is "All About Owls" -- 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 regular admission + $2 per participant = $8 per child

Sponsored by Ruby Porter 

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: