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Purchase Admission

You can purchase admission upon arrival OR purchase admission and reserve seats in advance for a fast and easy admission process. Choose your desired date in the order form by clicking “other dates”, purchase your ticket(s), and provide your name at the front desk upon arrival. Reserving seats ensures you have a spot in the program – walk-ins are not guaranteed to get it due to high demand.

Admission Prices

Adults (17+): $12
Youth (4-16): $10
3 & Under: FREE
Members / Active Military / Veterans: FREE
Program Seat Reservation: $3

Feature Program Schedule
(St. Felix Auditorium)

Saturday / Sunday

Flying Bird Show with Wings to Soar!
11:00am & 1:00pm

Notice: For individuals interested in purchasing admission, a bird show, and a Behind the Scenes tour, please call 651-565-4898 or email programs@nationaleaglecenter.org to schedule.

Please note:

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 permitted but are restricted from the resident eagles’ enclosure area and programs. Our federal permits state that there are no animals allowed, including service dogs, in the same room as our eagles.

You will receive an email receipt upon completion of your purchase.
PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE ORDER.

If you do not receive an email receipt, please contact us here.

FEATURED PRESENTER:
WINGS TO SOAR

Visit Live Eagles

Welcoming Back a SOAR Fan Favorite!

 

Join the National Eagle Center in welcoming back fan favorites Wings to Soar! Husband and wife team John and Dale Stokes return to Wabasha for the first time since before the pandemic and bring their high-energy and highly educational flying bird show to St. Felix Auditorium. Don’t miss this awesome program that features a menagerie of raptors including an albino Barred Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Harris Hawk, Black Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, and MORE!

Premium Experience Schedule

Behind the Scenes Tour
(45 min)
$75/person

 

Join Avian Care staff and tour the brand-new state-of-the-art avian care facility and learn what goes into the daily care of the ambassadors. Learn about their housing, training, and ask any burning questions you’ve wondered about. Plus, visit Hollywood the Red-tailed Hawk in her home! Limited to 6 guests per tour!

Note: Not for children five years old and under. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian. Requires some walking and standing for the duration of tour. Closed-toe shoes required.

Visit Live Eagles

Eagle Viewing Habitat Tour
$60/per member
$75 per non-member

 

Join Director of Education and Master Naturalist Scott Mehus for a 2.5 hour trip into the heart of eagle territory! Explore the Mississippi River valley, the backwaters, and the bluffs to see Bald Eagles and other native creatures. Plus, during fall migration, you are sure to observe a variety of migratory birds and waterfowl. This is a personal field trip experience you won’t soon forget, so register today and get your eagle and migration questions answered by the expert! REGISTER TODAY!

(Limit of 5 guests per field trip.)

Visit Live Eagles

Special Festival Exhibitors

American Eagle Gallery
Archive Guided Tours

The world-class Preston Cook American Eagle Collection contains over 40,000 individual pieces of eagle art, artifacts, ephemera, and memorabilia from American history, government, and pop culture. However, only a tiny fraction of this impressive collection is on exhibit at any given time. Join Curator of Collections Alex Lien and collector Preston Cook and they take you through the archives where the Collection is stored where you will gain an understanding and appreciation for the size and breadth of this unique collection. Learn about select items, get background about how Mr. Cook assembled the Collection, and ask any questions you have. Limit of 10 people per tour.

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International Wolf Center

All Weekend
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Minnesota is home to other apex predators along with the Bald Eagle, including wolves in the northern portions of the state. Visit with experts from the International Wolf Center and learn about the wolf’s story which includes population decline and rebound, federally protected status, and conservation and management programs. Plus, learn about their wolf lives, behavior, and ongoing research. 

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Minnesota DNR Non-Game Wildlife

All Weekend
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit with Lori Naumann of the Minnesota DNR to learn about Minnesota wildlife and conservation programs. Plus get answers to all your Minnesota wildlife questions.

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Storytime with Minnesota Author Merici Huggins

Saturday & Sunday
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Join author Merici Higgins on Saturday and Sunday for storytime as she reads from her wonderful book My Little Eagle: Theo Learns to Fly. Theo the eagle cannot fly because his wings are too short. But that doesn’t stop him. He soon realizes there are other ways to fly and make his dream come true. The aviation-inspired story is meant to entertain children and inspire them to believe in themselves. First come, first served seating.

Second floor of Riverfront Building.

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Native Artist Dick Mindykowski

All Weekend
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Check out the incredible walking sticks, dreamcatchers, and rattles crafted by Lac Coutre Oreilles Band of Ojibwe member Dick Mindykowski. Dick can help you customize an item and all of his materials are naturally sourced. This is a wonderful way to create a gift for a loved one or simply learn about the art of making these Native American items.

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Family and Kids’ Activities

Button-Making Station

All Weekend
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit our button-making station and create your own eagle keepsake – a button featuring your favorite eagle ambassador! Then you can take your feathered friend with you wherever you go! Maybe you’ll Adopt An Eagle, too!

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Decorate Your Own Birdhouse

All Weekend
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Prepare for the coming spring and summer season with a fun arts and crafts activity station where you can decorate a birdhouse to use in your own backyard! 

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Family Bird Search

All Weekend
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Add a fun scavenger hunt that the whole family can enjoy during your visit! Can you find all these different birds located throughout the National Eagle Center? You can also click the link below to download the PDF and find the birds in your own neighborhood!

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Explore the Gift Store & Enjoy Tasty Treats

Tasty Drinks with Cabin Coffee

Enjoy some warm and tasty beverages from the Cabin Coffee sidewalk vendor during your visit to SOAR: Spring Hatch! Their menu includes fresh brewed coffee, hot chocolate, tea, chai, espresso & mocha, iced coffee, iced tea, blended drinks, and lemonade.

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Clothing / Collectibles / Art

 

There is something for everyone in the National Eagle Center gift store! Our most popular items include plush eagles and animals, birding books, and our famous “Tough Old Bird” t-shirts and sweatshirts. You’ll also find high-quality framed and canvas art as well as keepsakes to commemorate your visit to the eagles. And, of course, your purchases help support the care of the eagles and our educational mission!

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Accessibility and Visitor Policies

Parking

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

Download printable parking map

Accessibility

We are fully handicapped accessible with an elevator and can provide a wheelchair for the duration of your visit.

Animal 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 permitted but are restricted from the resident eagles’ enclosure area and programs. Our federal permits state that there are no animals allowed, including service dogs, in the same room as our eagles.

Food and Beverages

We ask that you refrain from bringing open food or beverages into all resident eagle areas.

Smoking and e-cigarettes

Smoking, e-cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, or similar are not permitted inside the National Eagle Center.

No solicitations

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 at the National Eagle Center. Visitors who engage in such behavior will be asked to leave.