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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Six Saturdays a year, in the Spring and in the Fall, the denizens of the Raptor Trail emerge from their enclosures and pose for the cameras. A great opportunity to practice photographing both still and moving birds. Affordably priced for amateur or professional photographers. More information.
This class is designed to educate professionals in the wildlife or zoo field. With three different topics taught by our industry-leading staff, these virtual courses are great continuing education for any level of expertise. More information.
Wildlife Photography Class
This weekend photography experience is offered in collaboration by Mooresville Arts and the Carolina Raptor Center. In addition to expert instruction, you will have an opportunity to photograph the stars of the Raptor Center collection both for portraits and in flight. More information.