Open Year Round – Daily 10am – 5pm

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

Admission: $10
Veterans: $9
Youth (4–17): $7
3 & Under: FREE

Enjoy the best places to see in Wabasha with a plan including National Eagle Center

“A MUST SEE IF YOU ARE IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA! The staff here is wonderful and extremely knowledgeable! The location is right off of the Mississippi River, so the view is extraordinary. I highly recommend the National Eagle Center. A+”

Justrun14, Texas

“UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL! How amazing to see our nation’s symbol of freedom up close and personal! Any and all questions answered by the amazing staff, a small classroom lesson, great views of the river and the interactions among the wildlife. Can’t recommend enough for any and all ages!

Nitro g, Illinois

“GREAT STOP! My wife and I visited the Eagle Center by ourselves on a Sunday ride. We were so impressed with exhibits, the building and the staff that we brought our family back.

Dtesno, Georgia

“DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Came to Wabasha specifically for the Eagle Center. The knowledgeable staff was great…we learned a lot. Great to see these majestic birds so close.

Leslie Clemenson, Pennsylvania

“BALD AND GOLDEN EAGLES! The stars of the center are the bald and golden eagles, who due to disability, will spend the rest of their lives here. Guests have the opportunity to view live eagles and to learn much more information about them in the classroom and in the exhibits on display upstairs and downstairs. This center is well worth your visit!

J A, California

Meet LIVE Eagles!

See bald and golden eagles like never before – face to face! The National Eagle Center is a tourist must-see and top Minnesota attraction that offers a unique viewing experience that brings visitors to within a few feet of these majestic raptors without any barrier in between. You can learn about eagles while standing right next to them – an unforgettable experience unlike any other!

Two Floors of Interactive Exhibits

Learn about eagles, raptors and the Mississippi River watershed by exploring two floors of hands-on exhibits for all ages. Test yourself to see if you have eagle vision, walk into a life-size replica of a bald eagle nest, learn how to identify the native raptors in Masters of the Sky and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the Upper Mississippi River as you Discover the Refuge!  

Classroom Programs

Catch a fun and engaging classroom program that is perfect for all ages! Learn about eagle behavior and habitat, their life cycle and their story of recovery. Plus, have your eagle questions answered while watching one of our eagle ambassadors eat lunch! Don’t forget your camera! Seating is limited and fills on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you plan to arrive early.

Visit the Gift Store

The National Eagle Center experience doesn’t have to end when you leave the building. Admission is not required to shop our unique store for gifts, toys, books, apparel, household accessories and more. Purchase an eagle plush to remember your visit!

Our store offers items that have been carefully selected by our staff to reflect the National Eagle Center’s core values of education and environmental stewardship. Plus, members receive a 10% discount on all purchases!

Schedule Your Group Visit

Want to bring a group of 30 or more people? Want to bring your students to our classroom? We work with all kinds of groups to schedule visits and programs. Check out our group and school rates.

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Parking is available on the street and in public lots in downtown Wabasha.

this space is intentional

this space is intentional

Accessibility and Amenities

Our facility is fully accessible with handicap parking just outside, an elevator. Complimentary wheel chair is available up request at the front desk.

You are welcome to take photos during your visit. Flash photography is allowed. Photos or video taken during your visit are intended for personal use and enjoyment. Commercial distribution, or distribution other than personal use, must be pre-approved, in writing, by our Marketing Manager.

Visitor Policies

To protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff and resident eagles we do 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.

In order to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all guests, staff, and volunteers, it is the policy of the National Eagle Center to exclude public solicitations and issue advocacy at the National Eagle Center. Visitors who engage in such behavior will be asked to leave.