Holiday Hours


The California Raptor Center will be closed on Monday 7/4 for Independence Day (a university holiday)
Injured birds can be brought to the Small Animal Clinic at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Also refer to this list of local wildlife centers that may be able to assist you

california raptor center open house

Special Events

Special Events

Upcoming Events

SPRING OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, May 7th, 9 am - 12 pm

Open Houses

The CRC hosts free Open Houses during the Fall and Spring on the third Saturday in October and the first Saturday in May. 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 ambassador raptors they will be holding on the glove. Visitors are invited to follow the self-guided tour route and to visit the Museum for a hands-on experience.

Open House hours are typically 9 am - 3 pm*. At the Spring Open Houses, CRC volunteers lead a "Hawk Walk" at 8 am along the levee road (meeting at the front gate) — participants are encouraged to bring binoculars.

There is no charge for Open House attendance and parking is free.

* Spring 2022 Open House will be on abbreviated hours (9 am - 12 pm) and there is no Hawk Walk this year

Next Open Houses:

Spring 2022: Saturday, May 7th, 9 am - 12 pm
October 2022: Saturday, October 15th (time TBD)


Biodiversity Museum Day 

Biodiversity Museum Day - President's Day Weekend, 2023 (Date TBD)

Read more about Biodiversity Museum Day here