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Indiana Raptor Center Tours: 2019 Information

Tattooine, a barn owl, poses on Domonic Potorti's glove.

Tattooine, a barn owl, poses on Domonic Potorti’s glove.

Indiana Raptor Center is happy to welcome the public to tour our Nashville, Indiana facilities.

Tours are held at 4pm daily, by reservation only. You can make a tour reservation by calling us at 812-988-8990. Tours are available March through July and September through November, weather permitting. Adult admission is $10; Children age 6-12 are $7 each.

In order to ensure the safety of our resident birds of prey and visitors, no children under the age of 6, please. However, we welcome all ages at our frequent presentations at Brown County State Park’s Nature Center and Abe Martin Lodge. Please visit our news page for our current schedule of events.

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Raptor Rendezvous 2019

A golden eagle in a sepia-tinted photo with the text "Raptor Rendezvous 2019"

We are excited to announce the 2019 edition of Indiana Raptor Center’s annual Raptor Rendezvous!

Details

This year, it happens on Sunday, September 22 from 1-5 PM. It will be held at the Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park. There is free park entrance for this event! This year’s event will include:

  • Meal
  • Cash bar
  • Live raptor demonstrations
  • Silent auction
  • Photography opportunities

Ticketing Information

120 tickets are available. Please be advised that you must purchase your ticket in advance. Tickets are $35 for the general public and $25 for wildlife rehabbers and their volunteers.

Options to purchase your tickets:
Pay by mail: Send check to Indiana Raptor Center, PO Box 1153, Nashville IN 47448
Pay by phone: Call 812-988-8990 with credit card info.
Pay online: Click the PayPal Button below.


Ticketing Options




As always, your support means the world to us! Joining us at our annual rendezvous is a wonderful opportunity to see these beautiful birds up close, and to support us as we work to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured and orphaned birds back to the wild.

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Indiana Raptor Center at Brown County State Park: 2019 Schedule

A red-tailed hawk poses for the attendees of an Indiana Raptor Center presentation at Brown County State Park

A red-tailed hawk poses for the attendees of an Indiana Raptor Center presentation at Brown County State Park

Indiana Raptor Center’s presentations at Brown County State Park are a great opportunity to see four birds of prey at close range, take photos, and learn about their lives and their importance in the environment. Our summer and autumn schedule of presentations is as follows:

Presentations on the following dates take place at 2pm at the Nature Center:

  • May 4, 11, 18
  • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • July 13, 20, 27
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26

Presentations on the following dates take place at 7:30pm at the Abe Martin Lodge.

  • May 26
  • July 4 and 5
  • September 1
  • November 29

This year’s Raptor Rendezvous takes place on September 22! Full details here.

Our presentations are free to attend, but there is an admission fee at the park gate. Donations, which always go to supporting the rehabilitation of the magnificent birds in our care, are gratefully accepted!

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Raptor Gifts for the Holidays!

It’s that time of year again, and if you’ve got raptor lovers in your life, we’ve got a shop for you! The Indiana Raptor Center runs a shop on the popular website Redbubble where you can buy a number of fetching tees, prints, mugs, tote bags, and more. Offering a selection of both illustrated designs and photographs, we think there’s something for every lover of birds of prey. Plus, your purchases help us in our unending mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured and orphaned raptors.


We’ve added some new products this year as well! You can find products featuring our logos as well as our popular “barn owl and Triceratops” patch design! Head to the shop to browse the selection.

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Raptor Center closing to public early this year

Due to patient load and need to finish up construction and maintenance activities before winter, Indiana Raptor Center will close early this year.

As of November 1, we will be closed for touring until our spring opening date of March 1. We will still continue to take in patients and to honor our commitments to remaining off-site presentations. Donations for patient support can still be made through this website or by mailing to InRC at PO Box 1153, Nashville, IN 47448. Tax letters will be made available for donations as usual.

Thanks for your understanding as we are first and foremost a hospital and need to be ready for upcoming changes in weather, and have time to adequately prepare a large number of birds for fall release.

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Raptor Rendezvous 2018

Don’t miss the 2018 edition of Indiana Raptor Center’s annual Raptor Rendezvous!

Details

This year, it happens on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1-5 PM. It will be held at the Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park. There is free park entrance for this event! Some of the fun we have planned includes:

  • Mexican Buffet
  • Cash Bar
  • Live Raptors
  • Silent Auction
  • Photos

Ticketing Information

120 tickets are available. Tickets are $35 in advance ($25 for wildlife rehabbers and their volunteers)

Options to purchase your tickets:
Pay by mail: Send check to PO Box 1153, Nashville IN 47448
Pay by phone: Call 812-988-8990 with credit card
Pay online: Click the PayPal Button below.


Ticketing Options




We really appreciate your shares on social media! Don’t miss this exciting chance to see beautiful birds of prey in person and help us help them.

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Raptor Art Spotlight: Nolan

Indiana Raptor Center recently hosted a Cub Scout pack, who came to tour our Brown County, Indiana facilities and learn all about birds of prey and how we rescue and rehabilitate them. One of our visitors, Nolan, was inspired to draw the beautiful birds he met. Great job, Nolan! It’s always an inspiration to meet a budding naturalist and natural artist!

A young caucasian child holds a drawing of an owl.

Nolan, age 6, shows off his wonderful raptor art!

A child's pencil drawing of an eagle

A bald eagle drawn by Nolan, Age 6

A child's pencil drawing of an owl.

An owl drawn by Nolan, age 6

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Indiana Raptor Center at Brown County State Park: 2018 Schedule

Domonic Potorti talks about Mowgli, a great horned owl, at Brown County State Park.

Domonic Potorti talks about Mowgli, a great horned owl, at Brown County State Park.

The 2018 schedule of Indiana Raptor Center presentations at Brown County State Park has been finalized! This is a great opportunity to see four birds of prey at close range, take photos, and learn about their lives and their importance in the environment.

Presentations on the following dates take place at 2pm at the Nature Center:

  • May 5, 12, 19
  • June 2, 9, 15, 23, 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27

Presentations on the following dates take place at 7:30pm at the Abe Martin Lodge.

  • May 27
  • July 3
  • September 2
  • November 23

Our presentations are free to attend, but there is an admission fee at the park gate. Donations, which always go to supporting the rehabilitation of the magnificent birds in our care, are gratefully accepted!

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Indiana Raptor Center Tours: 2018 Information

[Updated 5/3/18 to reflect new pricing and time information]

Taki the Eurasian Eagle Owl

Indiana Raptor Center is happy to welcome the public to tour our Nashville, Indiana facilities.

Tours are held from 3-4pm daily, by reservation only. You can make a tour reservation by calling us at 812-988-8990. Tours available March through July, September through November, and during December, weather permitting. Adult admission is $10; Children age 6-12 are $7 each.

In order to ensure the safety of our resident birds of prey and visitors, no children under the age of 6, please. All ages are welcome at our frequent presentations at Brown County State Park’s Nature Center and Abe Martin Lodge, however! Please check back soon for our schedule of presentations for 2018 and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too!

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Raptor Rendezvous 2017

Promotional graphic for the Raptor Rendezvous event, featuring an abstract Barn Owl illustration

Indiana Raptor Center’s annual Raptor Rendezvous returns on September 17, 2017!


Another date for your calendar – Raptor Rendezvous 2017 will be held from 1pm to 4:30pm on September 17 at the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park. Come help out InRC while enjoying food, cash bar, a multi-center raptor show and silent auction.

Tickets will go on sale August 1 for $30 and need to be purchased in advance – there will be “will call” at the door, but no at-door ticket sales – we need to know ahead of time how many attendees there will be both for catering and to get you into the park gate for free. So help us out and buy your tickets early!

To buy your tickets:

  • · Send a check to Indiana Raptor Center, PO Box 1153, Nashville IN 47448
  • · Pay via Paypal through this website. Just hit the big heart-shaped PayPal button! Please be sure to add a note that the amount is for tickets and not a donation.
  • · Call us at 812-988-8990 to pay by credit card

We don’t ask for coverage for the Paypal or credit card fees, but if you want to throw in a couple extra dollars to cover that, it will help us out a lot.

Thanks to all of our supporters! We look forward to seeing you on September 17.

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