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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Signature entry art to the Raptor Trail. Sculpture and installation A Return to the Carolina Skies by artist Lori Norwood made possible by the 2002 Arts and Science Council's McColl Public Art Grant. Dedicated to the memory of Carol Sue Bubb. Photo by Michele Miller Houck.
The Raptor Trail is a three-quarter mile walking trail and zoological facility that permanently houses and displays more than thirty birds of prey. The birds act as ambassadors for their wild counterparts and serve an important role in connecting people with wildlife in a safe and respectful manner. Guests can enjoy learning about birds of prey from across the globe during their walk on the Raptor Trail.
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The Raptor Trail is open daily
Morning Session: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Closed for Lunch & Cleaning: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
$12 - Adults
$10 - Seniors, Teachers, Military Adults
$8 - Students 4 and Older with Student ID
Free – Children 3 and Under and Members
Show your EBT card at the front desk to receive four free tickets to visit CRC. Limit, one set of free tickets per group. Available on-site only.
You are not able to bring pets along the Raptor Trail. See here for more information about service animals.
Is the Raptor Center ADA accessible? Learn more.
Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Guests are not required to arrive immediately at the start of their ticketing session. From 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ticketing, the gift shop, and restrooms are closed. Guests who are admitted prior to 12:30 PM are welcome to continue to explore the Raptor Trail between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM. The Raptor Trail closes at 4:00 PM and guests are encouraged to arrive by 3:00 PM to ensure time to explore.
Tickets are non-refundable but may be rescheduled. Tickets must be rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance or are forfieted. To reschedule your tickets, please send your order number, name, date and time of the session you would like to reschedule your tickets for to Lkennedy@carolinaraptorcenter.org.
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