WEEKEND 2: MARCH 9/10

FEATURE PROGRAM: WINGS TO SOAR
POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 23/24
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Wings to Soar is a crowd favorite and will bring the thrills for festival goers young and old by combining music, video, and oh yes, live birds of prey flying over the audience!

Join husband and wife duo John and Dale Stokes as they introduce you to some of their beautiful (and funny) feathered friends in this fast-paced and interactive flying bird show. You’ll meet an owl, vulture, kestrel, red-tailed hawk and more! As always, don’t forget your camera!

EXHIBITS & EXHIBITORS

EAGLE ANSWERS GIVEN LIVE EVERYDAY
Saturday & Sunday ALL DAY
In National Eagle Center

 

Drop-in and visit the live eagle ambassadors where they live! Our naturalist educators will be on hand to answer your questions, feed the eagles, and provide you with an unforgettable up-close experience with our resident bald and golden eagles. Bring your eagle enthusiasm, eagle questions, and your camera!

NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM & AQUARIUM
Saturday & Sunday ALL DAY
In National Eagle Center

Enjoy a special visit from another fantastic Great River Road attraction – the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium! Learn about life under the water as they share coral catsharks and epaulette sharks with their traveling shark tank exhibit. This is a definitely must-see for children and aquarium enthusiasts! Don’t miss it!

ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVER – The Enduring Legacy
The Photography of Craig Blacklock
Saturday & Sunday – ALL DAY
In Watershed Gallery

The year 2018 marked the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The act gave federal protection to eight rivers, including the Namekagon and the St. Croix River. The Enduring Gift Photography Project is a joint production between photographer Craig Blacklock and the St. Croix River Association. It celebrates the 50-year history and documents the rivers as they are today. For more than two years, Blacklock kayaked, canoed, and hiked the rivers – even exploring them from the vantage point of a drone – to capture images we’ve never seen before.

NATIVE DESIGNS w/Dick Mindykowski
Saturday & Sunday – ALL DAY
In Rotunda

 

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Chippewa craftsman Dick Mindykowski creates woodland gifts created from wood and animal products harvested from the outdoors. Walking sticks, canes, turtle rattles, beaver shields, dream catchers, leather pouches. All hand tanned and carved. A great activity for kids, he offers kids a chance to make their own necklace, dream catcher or keychain from beads, antler, hides and more.

KID’S CRAFTS
Saturday & Sunday – ALL DAY
2nd Floor

 

Are the kids inspired by the eagles and cool animals they meet at SOAR? Let their imaginations run wild as they enjoy some nature-themed arts and crafts!

CLASSROOM EAGLE PROGRAM
Saturday & Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
(Passes Available 30 Minutes Prior – First Come, First Served)
Across Alley in 116 Main

Seating is limited. Passes (no extra charge) are required to reserve seats and are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes prior to program start.

 

Have you ever wondered, “How much does an eagle weigh?” or “How big is their wingspan?” Have all your eagle questions answered in these hands-on and entertaining live eagle programs. Our naturalists will share the biology, ecology, and natural history of bald and golden eagles. All of our presenters are knowledgeable, engaging and eager to share their passion for eagles with visitors of all ages.

A live eagle program typically last about 45 minutes and each program features an eagle feeding. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Cameras are encouraged!

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!