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From pre-school to senior citizens, your group can schedule a private program to learn more about raptors and the amazing ways they make a living. Meet one or more Cascades Raptor Center avian ambassadors and tour our beautiful wooded site where resident birds are on exhibit. Alternately, we can bring our birds and knowledge to you with our off-site programs.

Standard On-Site program

Your group will receive a custom 30 minute program with one resident raptor on the glove. You are then welcome to take a self-guided tour of the nearly 40 birds on display. The self-guided tour typically takes 45 minutes to an hour.

Costs are $7 per child (12 and under), $9 per student or senior and $10 per adult. There is no charge for accompanying adult chaperones for youth groups up to the Recommended Adult-to-Child Ratios; adults over that number are required to pay the adult program fee. Program fees include admission to the center. There is a minimum fee of $125 for this program. Sorry, but family or guest passes cannot be used to pay for program fees. Maximum group size is 45 (including adult chaperones).

Fast facts:
1 bird (accompanied by trainer)
Raptor artifacts (wings, bones, talons, etc.)
Self-guided tour
Cost per child is $7.00, Adults $10. Minimum fee is $125.

Extended On-Site Program

Your group will receive a custom 45 minute program while viewing different species of raptors on the glove. Once the presentation is finished, the group is welcome to take a self-guided tour of the nearly 40 birds on display. The self-guided tour typically takes 45 minutes to an hour.

Costs are $9 per child (12 and under), $11 per student or senior and $12 per adult. There is no charge for accompanying adult chaperones for youth groups up to the Recommended Adult-to-Child Ratios; adults over that number are required to pay the adult program fee. Program fees include admission to the center. There is a minimum fee of $200 for this program. Sorry, but family or guest passes cannot be used to pay for program fees. Maximum group size is 45 (including adult chaperones).

Fast facts:
3 birds (accompanied by trainers)
Raptor artifacts (wings, bones, talons, etc.)
Self-guided tour
Cost per child is $9.00, Adults $12. Some adults are free — see our Adult to Child ratio.  Minimum fee is $200.

Have a ‘Bird Day’ party at Cascades Raptor Center

Invite your friends for a special birthday party with nearly forty birds of prey! Meet Oregon’s native raptor species while wandering along our nature trails after a picnic — outside an Eagle-Owl’s enclosure! Celebrate being another year older and get closer to nature while sharing an awesome experience with your friends and family. Reserve the Raptor Center picnic area for two hours of fun including:

  • Creation of a birthday banner
  • An opportunity to handle raptor artifacts like wings and talons
  • An age-appropriate raptor-related craft (owl pellets, owl pine cones, turkey vulture vomit)
  • A self-guided tour of our nature center
  • Cost is $100 plus $7.5 per participant, with a minimum fee of $150.
  • Parties are recommended for kids, ages 6-12
  • Birthday, ahem, Bird Day parties are best scheduled during the dry season, as the party is outdoors.

Program Policies

RECOMMENDED ADULT TO CHILD RATIOS:

pre-K and kindergarten: 1:4
1st – 3rd grade: 1:5
4th -6th grade: 1:8
7th – 9th grade: 1:15

Paid programs allow complimentary admission for a certain number of adults designated as chaperones and this varies by age group listed above. All other adults pay the adult program fee (either Standard or Extended).

Weather can be an issue, as all of our birds are in large outdoor aviaries along wooded trails. However, programs are held rain or shine. Programs may need to be rescheduled due to snow or ice.

Forty-eight hour cancellation notice is required or your group will be charged the minimum fee for the program. Please make every effort to be on time for your scheduled program. Being late may mean a shorter program for your group as it may otherwise compromise another reserved program.

Guest passes, family passes or other types of free entry cannot be used to pay for program fees, including additional adults.

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