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Raptor Encounters

Enjoy an hour-long educational experience with live raptors at the historic Hardeman Ranch in Wilson, Wyoming, suitable for all ages. Meet our resident raptors and learn about birds of prey in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. A portion of the program is outside, so please dress accordingly.

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Raptor Encounter Schedule:

Winter/Spring 2016 - 2017 Programs (Oct - May) SATURDAYS at 2pm - reservations required, space limited.
Please note: No Saturday programs will be offered on November 5th and December 24th.

Summer 2017 Programs (June - Sept) WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, and SATURDAYS at 2pm - reservations recommended

Raptor Encounter Fees:

$18 per adult
$15 for children ages 4-12 & seniors 65+
3 yrs & under are FREE

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Click here for directions to our offices and clinic at the historic Hardeman Barns

<i>photo by Rebecca Bredehoft</i>

photo by Rebecca Bredehoft

Feathered Fridays

FREE program on Fridays from 12-2pm at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Visitors Center

The National Elk Refuge is again partnering with the Teton Raptor Center to present a series of “Feathered Friday” visits this winter at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, located at 532 N. Cache in Jackson. The programs, offered each Friday from 12:00-2:00 pm, will run weekly from December 23 through March 31. The informal programs will feature live birds of prey and allow visitors to learn about and photograph a variety of birds from an arm's length away. The programs are free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the Maki Foundation and Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris.

New this season: school groups can sign up for a Friday group raptor session from 11:30 am-12:00 pm by contacting Natalie Fath at 307.739.9322 or

Becky and River, an American Bald Eagle

Becky and River, an American Bald Eagle

Friday Float with Feathered Friends

Closed for the Season - check back in Spring 2017

Teton Raptor Center and Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures have partnered to create a truly unique raptor viewing experience … aptly named Friday Float with Feathered Friends. Enjoy a tranquil mid-day float on a guided vintage wooden boat tour down the Snake River as you discover raptors, other wildlife, and explore the natural world from the river. Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy it at the cool and quiet Tipi Camp and the end of your float. The tour is followed by an hour-long up-close learning experience at Teton Raptor Center’s Raptor Encounters program.

This new combo package is offered on Fridays in July and August and runs from 10:45am-3:00 pm. Participants will meet at 10:45 at Teton Raptor Center and the cost is only $79/adult and $69/child (12 and under) with a maximum of 12 participants each week. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Call 307.203.2551 to make a reservation or Book Online now!

<i>photo by Steve Poole</i>

photo by Steve Poole

Special Events

Teton Raptor Center is committed to providing up-close learning experiences with live birds of prey throughout our community. We sponsor events that are fun for all ages, like RaptorFest, and are featured at events throughout Jackson Hole. Keep an eye on our calendar and Facebook for the latest information on new programs and events.

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