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.
Neighborhood Owl Prowl:
Overcome the stay-at-home blues with your very own private visit by three educational ambassador raptors in this thirty minute front yard program. Programs will follow COVID social distancing protocol, and will take place in your front yard. Meet three Ohio native raptors up close, get an 8x10 picture of a raptor at the Raptor Center, and receive a surprise activity packet to keep yourself (or your kids) busy for the rest of the day. Programs suitable for all ages.
Maximum of 10 participants at the program please. Program will take place in light rain but heavy rain or winds will require a reschedule. Program fee $75 for a 30 minute program within 20 miles of Yellow Springs.
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
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.