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California Raptor Center

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The owls were great

We stopped by the Raptor Center om the way to Sacramento and it was well worth the visit. The... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Hercules, California
Fun and educational for all ages

The raptor center is quite an amazing experience, you can get up close to raptors of all types... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
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“raptors”(10 reviews)
“prey”(2 reviews)
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1340 Equine Ln, Davis, CA
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

We stopped by the Raptor Center om the way to Sacramento and it was well worth the visit. The raptors are here because they were injured. If they cannot be safely released back into the wild, they remain in residence. We especially enjoyed seeing the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank BobP1948
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The place is worth a visit, especially if you have children. The idea of keeping these birds, at least some of them were rescued, for educational purposes is a good one. I would give it 5 stars if it's better kept (at least on appearance)...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank timfl2016
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We went on a weekday and were the only people there. It is all outside so bring layers for cooler weather. Lots of birds of prey that can't be released in to the wild because of health issues. You can also bring injured birds of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank BrenHen70
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The raptor center is quite an amazing experience, you can get up close to raptors of all types - mainly rescued animals there to recover before being released into the wild.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank elibys
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Came to this by accident. Small, but very informative about Raptors on site. Staff pleasant and got to see handlers with the raptors

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Very basic place. Large cages holding raptors that came to U. C. Davis Vet School and places nearby with problems that made them unable to be released back into the wild. There are very complete information cards for each cage. There is also a little...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Mike R
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We visited here when we were looking for something different to do around Davis. I love nature conservancies and rescues and love what the staff here is doing with education and rehabilitation.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank fayers_79
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We go when they have their open house. A selection of the raptors are with their handlers so you can see them close up. The docents answer all reasonable questions and are very knowledgeable about the hawks, owls, eagles on display. Bring your camera!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank SusanHawksworthy
Reviewed October 13, 2016

The site has a few outstanding eagles and owls. The display is great and you can learn about raptor rescue.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank James W
Reviewed October 9, 2016

What a great group of people to help injured birds. They also provide a wonderful education to the general public. Take the time to exit the interstate and stop at this small facility. You can walk around on your own and see the birds, read...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Diana S
January 17, 2017|
Response from SusanHawksworthy | Reviewed this property |
I adapted this from the web site: The special Open House is usually held the first Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October. They also offer Free self-guided tours Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9-12... More