There was a time in America where seeing a bald eagle was a rare and special occasion. In fact, from 1968 to 1972, there was only one remaining pair of bald eagles on the Mississippi River between Wabasha, MN and Rock Island, IL, a distance of 261 miles! Older visitors to the National Eagle Center frequently tell us that they never saw a wild bald eagle growing up.

Today, the number of bald eagles continue to increase and seeing a bald eagle soar in the sky is a common occurrence that viewers of all ages enjoy.

After spending more than three decades as an endangered species, the bald eagle, our nation’s symbol, was removed from the list in 2007. Each year in June, we celebrate this remarkable recovery with special programs and activities.

Celebrate with us!

HAVEN’T MET OUR NEWEST EAGLE YET?!
Bald eagle days is the perfect time to meet Latsch!

Saturday, June 22nd

EAGLE ANSWERS GIVEN LIVE EVERYDAY
All Day

Drop-in and visit the live eagle ambassadors where they live! Our naturalist educators will be on hand to answer your questions, feed the eagles, and provide you with an unforgettable up-close experience with our resident bald and golden eagles. Bring your eagle enthusiasm, eagle questions, and your camera!

CLASSROOM PROGRAMS
11am, 1pm and 3pm

Have you ever wondered, “How much does an eagle weigh?” or “How big is their wingspan?” Have all your eagle questions answered in these hands-on and entertaining live eagle programs. Our naturalists will share the biology, ecology, and natural history of bald and golden eagles. All of our presenters are knowledgeable, engaging and eager to share their passion for eagles with visitors of all ages.

A live eagle program typically last about 45 minutes and each program features an eagle feeding. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Cameras are encouraged!

ON THE LAKE
LAKE PEPIN CRUISE
3:30pm (weather permitting)

Join us on the Pearl of the Lake and enjoy a leisurely two-hour summer cruise! Our naturalists will be onboard to present an educational program about the lake and its inhabitants. Learn about the importance of Lake Pepin as a critical habitat along the Upper Mississippi River Flyway for migrating waterfowl and the current challenges the lake faces due to sedimentation. Plus, get real-time interpretation about wildlife that we view during the trip around the lake. We’re sure to see some bald eagles, gulls and other native birds, so bring your binoculars and burning questions about Lake Pepin and native wildlife.

Seats are limited and filling fast, so act quickly!

Sunday, June 23rd

EAGLE ANSWERS GIVEN LIVE EVERYDAY
All Day

Drop-in and visit the live eagle ambassadors where they live! Our naturalist educators will be on hand to answer your questions, feed the eagles, and provide you with an unforgettable up-close experience with our resident bald and golden eagles. Bring your eagle enthusiasm, eagle questions, and your camera!

CLASSROOM PROGRAMS
11am, 1pm and 3pm

Have you ever wondered, “How much does an eagle weigh?” or “How big is their wingspan?” Have all your eagle questions answered in these hands-on and entertaining live eagle programs. Our naturalists will share the biology, ecology, and natural history of bald and golden eagles. All of our presenters are knowledgeable, engaging and eager to share their passion for eagles with visitors of all ages.

A live eagle program typically last about 45 minutes and each program features an eagle feeding. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Cameras are encouraged!

ON THE LAKE
LAKE PEPIN CRUISE
3:30pm (weather permitting)

Join us on the Pearl of the Lake and enjoy a leisurely two-hour summer cruise! Our naturalists will be onboard to present an educational program about the lake and its inhabitants. Learn about the importance of Lake Pepin as a critical habitat along the Upper Mississippi River Flyway for migrating waterfowl and the current challenges the lake faces due to sedimentation. Plus, get real-time interpretation about wildlife that we view during the trip around the lake. We’re sure to see some bald eagles, gulls and other native birds, so bring your binoculars and burning questions about Lake Pepin and native wildlife.

Seats are limited and filling fast, so act quickly!

SPECIAL EAGLE ENRICHMENT
Live minnow drops for the eagles!