California Raptor Center is OPEN

Visiting during COVID-19

The California Raptor Center is open to the public.

Visiting hours:

  • 9 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday

  • 9 am - 12 pm Saturday

  • Closed Sundays

General Visitation Information:

General information about visiting the California Raptor Center can be found here.

COVID-19 Safety Information:

  • The live animal exhibits at the California Raptor Center are located outdoors
  • Only one family at a time allowed in museum
  • All shared indoor facilities at the California Raptor Center are closed to the public (includes bathrooms, offices)
  • All visitors must follow the county's face covering mandate and adhere to the university's policies as outlined here.
    • Face coverings are required indoors regardless of vaccination status
    • Face coverings are required outdoors at all times for unvaccinated individuals and are optional for vaccinated individuals (except in crowded outdoor spaces)
    • Physical distancing is encouraged

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days or have symptoms of COVID-19 (not related to a chronic condition), please do not visit the California Raptor Center.

Found a Raptor?

Sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey can be dropped off at the California Raptor Center during working hours (9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday) or at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital between 8 am and 5 pm.

If you have found a bird of prey:

  • During CRC public hours (9 am - 4 pm, Mon.-Sat.):
    Bring the bird directly to the California Raptor Center.
  • When the CRC is closed to the public:
    Please follow these instructions and drop the bird off at the Small Animal Clinic admissions desk (map and driving directions to the Small Animal Clinic are available here)
  • After 5 pm:
    Please hold the bird overnight and call the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital the following day at (530) 752-1393
  • You can also refer to this list of local wildlife rehabilitation centers that may be able to assist you with your wildlife emergency