Take Your Eagle Experience to the Next Level!

Visiting the eagle ambassadors of the National Eagle Center is a fun and memorable experience – you get to meet LIVE eagles up close! But have you ever wondered what goes into providing the expert care for these magnificent raptors? Then our Behind the Scenes experience is for you!

This premium small group tour experience is perfect for families and households and takes your eagle education to the next level in a safe setting! You and up to six of your invited friends and family will visit the Eagle Care Department of the National Eagle Center where you’ll explore how our experts care for your eagles. Our avian team will answer all your questions in detail, demonstrate and explain their daily tasks, and provide a brand new look at the eagles’ lives. It is perfect for members, eagle and raptor enthusiasts, and students!

Behind the Scenes experience may include:

– Assisting with or watching food prep
– Creating eagle enrichment
– Observing an eagle feeding
– An eagle training or enrichment session
– One on one learning with avian care and education staff
– Free exploration time of the Center
– Time to explore the gift store


Member Group (up to 5 people): $350*
*Receive the member discount if the person registering or paying for it is a member.
Non-Member Group (5 people): $410
Additional persons: $75/person (Maximum group size of 7)
Recommended for groups of up to 5.


Upon request on Mondays
(Subject to avian care / staff availability)

90 minutes (includes free exploration time)

Submit Your Behind the Scenes Request Using the Form Below

Or call 651-565-4989 or email programs@nationaleaglecenter.org.

Additional Policies

Ages limit of 5 years or older. Youth ages 15 and under must be accompanied by at least one adult. Behind the Scenes experience is handicap accessible. Closed-toed shoes are required for entry into the avian care area. Be prepared to possibly get dirty. Aprons and gloves will be provided for those interested in being hands-on with food prep. Cameras are allowed in public areas only. Ask your staff host for clarification of where photos are allowed if needed.

Cancellation / Reschedule Policy

Cancellations are fully refundable 7 days or more prior to the scheduled date. Cancellations less than 7 days are nonrefundable, but rescheduling is available.

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As a guest of the National Eagle Center, your health and safety are our utmost priorities, and we commit to doing the best we can to assure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Please note, however, that you are visiting the Center at a time when close interaction with others can be considered a significant health risk. By entering the Center’s facilities and participating in our programs, you are agreeing that you – and those in your party – are aware of, and personally assume those risks. Thank you for visiting! We are delighted you are visiting and hope that you have a wonderful experience.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us by calling 651-565-4989 or emailing programs@nationaleaglecenter.org.

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