Welcome to Wabasha, MN – “Eagle Capital of America”

Where Eagles Soar Beyond

The National Eagle Center encapsulates a world in which the iconic power and presence of eagles are known, respected, advocated for, and protected.

Located in Wabasha, Minnesota, we’re home to several non-releasable Bald Eagles and a nesting place for hundreds of others who come for the winter.

Whether you wish to see these beautiful creatures up close, observe them in their prime habitat, incorporate our research into your own teachings, or donate to support our mission, we have a way for you to get involved.

Kid With Telescope

 Admission Prices
& Schedule

Note: Admission may be purchased
on arrival or in advance.

Note: Schedule may vary during festivals.

Adults (17+): $12
Youth (4-16): $10
3 & Under: FREE
Members: FREE
Military & Vets: FREE
            Program Seat Reservation: $3                      Behind the Scenes Non-member: $75      Behind the Scenes Member: $60


Sunday – Thursday
1pm (Live Eagle)
2pm (Behind the Scenes)

Friday & Saturday
11am (Live Eagle)
1pm (Live Eagle)
2pm (Behind the Scenes)


Please note:

The National Eagle Center regularly produces promotional materials and you may be photographed or video recorded during your visit. Your paid admission and receipt serve as your permission to be photographed and/or recorded.


Hear why visitors from around the world call us the premier destination for wildlife and eagle enthusiasts.

“What an amazing place! With pretty high expectations, I was pleasantly surprised that the experience was way above our expectations! The best volunteer-based museum/education center I have ever visited — you can definitely feel their enthusiasm, love, and devotion.”

James D.

Winnipeg, Canada

“LOVE the National Eagle Center! Been there many times and learn something new every time!”

Dan K.


“Great place for everyone!”

Christine H.


“What an awesome place for the eagles! Thank you so much!”

Patricia R.


Choose your National Eagle Center experience

The following are opportunities for you to get involved and experience eagles on a deeper level.

Live Eagle Program

Visit the Center

The National Eagle Center provides the perfect environment in which you can enjoy both our non-releasable rescues and America’s astonishing eagles who visit throughout the year.

Learn from Home

Learn from home

Can’t make it to Minnesota? You can learn just as much about our Bald Eagles from home. Join our education team for Adventures in Eagle Territory and learn something new each week.

Join our mission

Join our mission

Care to make a difference? Support the care and advocacy of our majestic eagles by donating or becoming a National Eagle Center member.

The Avian Care Team

Meet the folks who will teach you what makes Bald Eagles such an extraordinary bird.

Scott Mehus

Scott Mehus
Director of Education

Tiffany Ploehn

Tiffany Ploehn
Avian Care Manager

Jarod Lueck

Jarod Lueck
Avian Care Asst. Manager
Naturalist Educator

Conor Masak

Conor Masak
Avian Education Specialist

Jarod Lueck

Grant Fogt
Avian Education Specialist

Avian Care Team

Want to contribute to the conservation of a national treasure?

Donate to the National Eagle Center today so that people can continue to admire these birds for many more tomorrows.

Angel Eagle
You can meet Angel today and other eagles like her.

Meet Angel, Our Senior Ambassador Eagle

In 1999, Angel was found as a fledgling on the ground near an eagle’s nest. She had a broken bone in her left wing and was surviving on fish scraps that had fallen from nearby heron nests.

Her broken wing healed, but unfortunately she was not able to sustain flight and could not be released to the wild.

In 2000, a visiting 4th-grade student exclaimed, “She is an angel!” The name stuck. You can meet Angel today and others like her.

EagleWatch Cam

Watch our live Bald Eagle cam

Observe eagle activity from the bank of the Mississippi river 24/7. Watch as Bald Eagles build their nests, perch for the winter and catch a nutritious meal.

Awards and Accolades

We are proud to be recognized for the work we do to ensure future generations can experience the awe and wonder of Bald and Golden Eagles

2019 Certificate of Excellence
Great Nonprofits Top-Rated
USA Today Reader's Choice
Best of the River

Want to contribute to the conservation of a national treasure?

Donate to the National Eagle Center today so that people can continue to admire these birds for many more tomorrows.


Want to become a member and receive exclusive discounts?