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1920 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108


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What is The Raptor Center?

Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, The Raptor Center reaches more than 200,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events.

Visit us:

We are open…
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
• Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Please note: due to construction, we have limited birds on display.

Tours are available:
Tuesday through Friday, 10:30am-3:30pm, every thirty minutes.
Saturday and Sunday, 12:30pm - 3:30pm, every thirty minutes.
If your group is 10 people or more, please call ahead to 612-624-2756.
To schedule a formal program for your group in our auditorium, or at your location, click here for more information.

We can accommodate group tours, too.  Please see our flyer

We are closed…
• Mondays
• University holidays
• Days we host special events

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How to reach us:

The Raptor Center is located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota, just west of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

  • Address is 1920 Fitch Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
  • E-mail is
  • Fax is 612-624-8740
  • Phone is 612-624-4745.

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