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Admission – Open Year Round!

Summer Hours
10am-5pm Daily

Adults (18 – 61): $8
Seniors (62+): $7
Veterans: $7
Youth (4 – 17): $6
Children (3 & Under): FREE

Closed the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter Sunday

Helpful links to plan your visit

What our visitors say about their experience:

I have been to the National eagle center many times. Each time I go I seem to find something new and interesting! Go there and enjoy and take the whole family!
Fundjpaul, Blair, WI
Wonderful program, very entertaining! Great visit to the museum, but best part was standing outside on the balcony and watching so many eagles across the river. What a wonderful treasure they built in the small town for so many to enjoy.
Myriam M, Fredericksburg, TX
Our students were excited to get an up close eagle experience and wished we could have stayed longer.
AlumniGuy, New Ulm, MN
This is a wonderful opportunity to see those majestic eagles close up. And the do a great job with the eagles at the center.
Hildemab, Kongsvinger, Norway
All of the staff are knowledgeable and courteous and I learned
a great deal about eagles. I would strongly recommend the
Eagle Center to anyone who wants to get up close and
personal with these magnificent birds.
Richard D

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Blue Star Museum

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, September 5, 2016. Learn more here.

Cameras welcome

At the National Eagle Center, you can take as many photos as you like. The classroom and mews offer an amazing opportunity to get great photos of our resident eagles. Many people also enjoy opportunities to view and photograph wild eagles on a visit to the National Eagle Center or on one of our Eagle Viewing Field Trips.

National Eagle Center Optics

Want to get a better view of that eagle flying by? We have high quality optics for sale in our gift store. All purchases support the non-profit National Eagle Center. Visit our NEC Optics partner, Big River Outdoors, online to see the selection of Swarovski, Zeiss, Vanguard and more!
You can also borrow binoculars during your visit, or take them along on one of our Eagle Viewing Field Trips.


Parking is available on the street and in public lots in downtown Wabasha. The admissions desk can provide you with a parking pass to extend a two hour spot on downtown streets.

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Visitor Policies

To protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff and resident eagles the National Eagle Center does not allow pets inside the National Eagle Center. Service animals are allowed but are restricted from the resident eagles’ enclosure area.
We ask that visitors refrain from bringing open food or beverages in the resident eagles’ enclosure area.
Smoking, e-cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, or similar are not permitted inside the National Eagle Center.