Take a walk on the wild side at Carolina Raptor Center's Raptor Trail.
Catch wonder by the tail with our formal and informal education programs. Children 3 to 93 will delight the science and natural history of 38 raptor species and how they have inspired human invention.
Staff and volunteers at this hidden hospital in the woods treats over 900 injured and orphaned birds a year – more than any other US raptor center. Over 70% are released back into the wild!
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ALERT: The Raptor Trail is closed Mondays and Tuesdays November - February. The raptor hospital remains open for patients as usual.
The Raptor Center is now offering classes on a variety of topics for zoo pros. Learn medical and husbandry best practices in this engaging online format.
Take a walk on the wild side at the Raptor Center. Get nose to beak with 35 species of birds, and bask in the beauty of nature on our 3/4 mile trail.
The future home of the Raptor Trail, Quest features a 4,000 square foot exhibit hall where the Nothing Survives without Water exhibit engages visitors. Stop by on your way to the Raptor Center!
Learn about what to do if you've found an injured or baby raptor. Our hospital is not taking patients at this time, but we hope to open in mid-June.