Like superheroes, birds of prey soar through the air, discipline ground-dwelling vermin, and become less mild-mannered when confined inside a phone booth. Admire free-flying feathered heroes with today’s Groupon to Cascades Raptor Center. Admission for children under 12 is regularly $4. Choose from the following options:
- For $17, you get a one-year Screech Owl membership (a $35 value) that includes:
- Free admission for one person for one year
- One guest pass
- A 10% gift shop discount
- Invitations to members-only events
A subscription to “Wildlife Lifeline” newsletter<p>
For $7, you get admission for two (up to a $14 value).<p>
- For $12, you get admission for four (up to a $28 value).<p>
Founded by award-winning bird rehabilitator Louise Shimmel, the Cascades Raptor Center houses more than 60 birds and a wildlife hospital whose staff has treated thousands of injured birds of prey. More than 30 native Oregon species, including eight types of hawks and 11 types of owls, perch in the center’s capacious aviaries, each placed along serene forest trails. As visitors meander through the trees, the piercing gaze of ospreys, kites, and falcons shoot through the enclosures while bald and golden eagles show off their awe-inspiring wingspans and fashionable haircuts. During educational talks (1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, November through March; noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October), handlers bring raptors out on their thick gloves to pose for portraits and field questions on their favorite rodents or brands of talon polish. In addition, a Screech Owl membership lets an individual waltz through the center’s gates for free throughout the year, as well as bequeathing a guest pass for a friend who shares their fondness for feathery predators.
32275 Fox Hollow Rd.
Eugene, Oregon 97405Get Directions