THANK YOU to all the guests, exhibitors, and sponsors who celebrated SOAR: FALL FLIGHT with us! The sun even made an appearance on Sunday to wrap up the weekend!

We had a great time sharing the eagles, Native cultures, and more all weekend long, and we hope you will join us next March when we SOAR again! Until then, happy viewing!








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: FREE
Program Seat Reservation: $3

Feature Program Schedule
(Riverfront Amphitheater)

Saturday / Sunday

National Eagle Center Feature Eagle Programs!
11:00am & 1:00pm

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.

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

Premium Experience Schedule

Behind the Scenes Tour
(45 min)


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

The American Eagle Gallery

Meet and talk with collector Preston Cook who has assembled the world-class Preston Cook American Eagle Collection, which showcases thousands of items featuring depictions of eagles in American art, pop culture, history, politics, and much more!

Examine and learn about impressive historic works of art by John James Audubon, Robert Havell, Jr., and John Bellamy, along with other unique artifacts including a Civil War drum, a copper eagle featured on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration stage, and much much!

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Effigy Mounds National Monument

Visit with interpreters from Effigy Mounds National Monument located in Harpers Ferry, IA.

There 200-plus American Indian mounds located in one of the most picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Considered sacred by Native Americans, especially the Monument’s 20 culturally associated American Indian tribes, the mounds were built by a culture now known as the Effigy Moundbuilders. The Moundbuilders built different types of mounds, many in the shapes of animals, including birds! Learn about the meaning behind the mounds and the different types of animals depicted. (Source:

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Indigenous Artist Inkpa Mani

Visit with incredibly talented Indigenous Artist Inkpa Mani. Learn about his art, the meaning behind it, and ask any other questions you might have as we celebrate Native and Indigenous art traditions.

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Midwest Peregrine Society

Learn about the world’s fastest animal – the Peregrine Falcon! Chat with Master Falconer Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society and learn about these amazing birds, their story of decline and rebound, and the important work that Jackie and her colleagues are doing to track the recovery of the Peregrine Falcon population right here in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Plus, meet one of her birds up close!

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Native Artist Dick Mindykowski

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

Daily 10am-5pm

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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Explore the Gift Store & Enjoy Tasty Food

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

Download printable parking map


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.