Raptor Encounters

Now Accepting Applications for Nose to Beak Encounters this Fall!

Nose to Beak Encounter (30 minutes or 1 hour)

Get an up close and private experience with some of our ambassador birds! Learn about the adaptations of birds of prey and watch them showcase amazing natural behaviors! Witness the silent flight of owls, walk with a seriema, recycle with a raven, or even stroll with a vulture! Don’t forget your camera as we try to provide every guest with a photo opportunity (you may even experience the rush of a bird flying to your glove!)

$175 for a 30 minute encounter (4 guests)

$275 for 1 hour long encounter (4 guests)

For additional questions, please contact encounters@carolinaraptorcenter.org.


To book an encounter please click the big green Book Private Encounter button and fill out the form. Once submitted, our Encounters Team will reach out to you via email to schedule.


Bird Preferences:

The form above allows you to pick one species you would like to incorporate into the encounter. We will do our best to fill your request and will make sure you have a great time with us! Please note not all birds are able to be held on a glove or flown to a guest.