Holiday Hours


The California Raptor Center will be closed Monday 5/29 for Memorial Day (a university holiday)


If you have found an injured bird, please call your local Animal Services or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Also refer to this list of local wildlife centers that may be able to assist you

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours

This option is the best fit for: Individuals, Families, Friends, Small groups (fewer than 6 people)

The CRC is open for self-guided tours during all hours of operation (M-F 9-4, Sa 9-12). Our non-releasable raptors are on the tour route, with informative placards describing each bird and its personal story. The Museum is also open for self-guided tour visitors. (Sorry, the rehabilitation section is not open to the public.)

Please keep self-guided tour groups to 6 people or fewer to minimize stress to the birds. 

Have a large group and want to visit the CRC? Please call or email the Education Office to schedule a on-site presentation or off-site presentation if you have a group of more than 6 people. PLEASE NOTE: The rotation of small groups through the Center (as part of an unscheduled larger group) is not permitted.

There is no charge for entry or parking.