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 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


We apologize for any inconvenience. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will provide updates on this website and by social media. You can visit our Facebook page to see the latest news from the CRC.