Glen Helen Raptor Center
Bird of prey close encounter with the group of grade school children at the Glen Helen Raptor Center
The Glen Helen Raptor Center is part of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, a non-profit organization. The Raptor Center operates two core programs; education of raptors and their role in Ohio ecosystems, and rehabilitation of injured raptors with the goal of release back to the wild.
Spring 2020 Programs:
March 21st: Meet and Greet - 10am
April 26th: Raptor Center Earth Day - 2pm
May 16th: Wild Birds Unlimited - 12pm
May 2nd: 50th Anniversary talk with Dr. Kress - 7:30pm
May 3rd: Bird Hike with Dr. Kress - 7:30am
The Raptor Center's mission is to improve the welfare of raptors across Ohio through educating the public about birds of prey, wildlife, and conservation issues, and through the rehabilitation of injured raptors across Southwestern Ohio.
The Raptor Center offers a wide variety of educational programs, and operates the Miami Valley's only raptor rehabilitation clinic admitting around 200 sick or injured birds of prey yearly. Through its education and rehabilitation efforts, the Center reaches thousands of people giving them a greater understanding, appreciation, and concern for raptors and other wildlife.
Funding for the Raptor Center is provided through visitor donations, raptor adoptions, and program fees. Permits are held through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ohio Division of Wildlife authorizing the activities of the Center.
Hours of Operation:
Spring & Fall: 9am-6pm
Limited parking for Raptor Center visits only.
Hiker parking available at the Glen Helen main entrance, 405 Corry Street.
Groups of 10+ please schedule a visit