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Special Events

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Special Events

Open Houses

The CRC hosts free Open Houses during the Fall and Spring on the third Saturday in October and the first Saturday in May. These are family-oriented days which allow members of the community to visit the Center for a fun-filled and educational experience. Lectures on raptor rehabilitation, identification, conservation and adaptations are presented during the day. Also, numerous handlers are available to answer questions about the live educational ambassador raptors they will be holding on the glove. Visitors are invited to follow the self-guided tour route and to visit the Museum for a hands-on experience.

Open House hours are 9 AM - 3 PM. At the Spring Open Houses, CRC volunteers lead a "Hawk Walk" at 8 AM along the levee road (meeting at the front gate) — participants are encouraged to bring binoculars.

There is no charge for Open House attendance and parking is free.

Next Open Houses:

  • Spring Open House - May 2, 2020
  • Fall Open House - October 17, 2020

Biodiversity Museum Day 

Biodiversity Museum Day - President's Day Weekend, 2021 (Date TBD)

Read more about Biodiversity Museum Day here