Observe Over 23 Species of Birds of Prey at the Carolina Raptor Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte NC‘s Carolina Raptor Center is home to a variety of birds of prey. Birds like falcons, hawks, osprey, vultures and owls all fall under the raptor category. One can view more than 23 raptor species here.
These birds can be observed while visitors walk on a 3/4 mile long trail nestled inside of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve on the banks of Mountain Island Lake in Huntersville, NC, a northern suburb of Charlotte, NC. The center is about a 15 minute drive from Uptown Charlotte real estate.
There is plenty to be learned along the way with information posted throughout the trail. Another strong attraction at the Carolina Raptor Center is that it offers a variety of educational programs. Some of the offerings include Birds in Flight Demonstrations, vulture feeding and live bird presentations.
Membership in the museum includes free admission and other perks. Membership supports the Rescue Center, one aspect of the Carolina Raptor Center’s mission. Membership in the museum is $35 for individuals under 65 and $30 for individuals over 65. There are also packages for families and groups.
Admission for non-members is free for children under 4, $6 for each member of a group of 15 or more and for students 5 and older, $8 for teachers, students, and military, and $10 for other individuals. The museum is open every day of the week. Monday through Saturday the hours are 10-5 and Sunday the hours are 12-5.
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
This is a really cool place! Do plan to visit! 🙂
Wendy Richards, REALTOR