Plan Your Visit

Open Year Round – Daily 10am – 5pm

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

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

Parking & Amenities

“THE KEY WORD HERE IS ‘NATIONAL’! This place is not just for the locals but for anyone in the US that is interested in the eagle and want a great experience for the family.”

jeffo442, Illinois
“A GREAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE EAGLES! I’ve never had such a close, unobstructed view of raptors before. And the facility is beautiful, with huge window walls overlooking the Mississippi river.”
Gregory W, Colorado
“WOW! NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER IS AMAZING! Live eagles on display with knowledgeable staff to share info… just an absolutely amazing stop.”
DKGenius, Florida
“A GREAT EXPERIENCE! A stop here in the National Eagle Center is highly recommended! It is very close to the birds of prey and you learn a lot of interesting facts about them.”
Player24, Germany
“AN ALL STAR DESTINATION! Always a top-notch experience for young & old! Enthusiastic, knowledgeable presenters and the eagles are the stars of the show! So much to see and so much to learn!”
Nancyostmoe, Minnesota
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE! All in all a GREAT place in a beautiful location. If you’re not already impressed with our national symbol, you will be when you leave there. Can’t wait to go back!”
JCuster601, Indiana

Meet LIVE Eagles!

See bald and golden eagles like never before – face to face! The National Eagle Center 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. It’s an unforgettable experience unlike any other!

Meet The Eagles

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!  

Learn About Eagles

Live Eagle Programs

Catch a fun and engaging classroom program with one of our naturalist educators. Learn about eagle behavior and habitat, their life cycle and the story of their recovery from the brink of extinction. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask all your eagle questions while watching one of our eagle ambassadors eat their meal for the day! Don’t forget your camera!

Event Calendar
Meet Our Educators

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.

Schedule Your Group

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

View Printable Parking Map

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Visitor Resources

Directions & Map
Wabasha, MN Info

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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.
Cameras are strongly encouraged during visits. Visitors are welcome to take as many photos as they like. Flash photography is allowed.

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.