Special Events

Photo: Open House 2013

Biodiversity Day - Saturday, February 18

The California Raptor Center is very excited to once again take part in the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Our educational ambassador birds will be there to greet you! Volunteers will have our ambassador birds out so you can ask questions about these magnificent creatures. Visitors will also be able to get up close with many of our the museum specimens to understand the complexities of raptor feathers, talons, and everything in-between! Stickers and posters will be given away for free, and t-shirts, hats and other merchandise will be available for purchase so you can be sure to get your own Raptor Center swag!

Visit the Raptor Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

California Duck Days - February 25 

California Duck Days is a family oriented, community-based outdoor festival with activities for people of all ages. Field trips are led by some of the region’s most experienced birders and naturalists. On-site activities for families include interactive exhibits, wetland themed arts and crafts, trout fishing in our ponds, and much more. The California Raptor Center will be on site with ambassador birds on display for the viewing public. The event is held at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters.  

Picnic Day - April 22 

The California Raptor Center will have ambassador birds on display near the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Stay tuned for more details.  

Spring/Fall Open Houses

The CRC typically hosts Open Houses during the Fall and Spring on the third Saturday in October and the first Saturday in May. This year's Spring Open House will be on May 6. These are family-oriented days which allow members of the community to visit the Center for a fun-filled and educational experience. Lectures on raptor rehabilitation, identification, conservation and adaptations are presented during the day. Also, numerous handlers are available to answer questions about the live educational raptors they will be holding on “the fist.” Visitors are invited to follow the self-guided tour route and to visit the Museum for a hands-on experience. There is no charge for this event and parking is free.