Thursday, October 15, 2015
Open House This Weekend!
Open House is finally here!
Join us in our amphitheater as Bald Eagles soar just above your head (photo: Gay Schroer)
Every year the World Bird Sanctuary celebrates its mission with you at our annual Open House. We share what we do to fulfill our mission and give you, our public guests, an all-access pass to behind-the-scenes areas to find out who we are and how we achieve our success.
Our Open House this year is bittersweet. As we celebrate all that is World Bird Sanctuary—we will also be reflecting on the man who made it all possible. Our 2015 Open House is dedicated to celebrating the legacy of our Founder, Walter Crawford, Jr., who passed away earlier this year. We hope that you will join us for this special event.
Come join us for these fun and FREE special activities:
° Behind-the-scenes guided tours of our breeding barn, animal behavioral training center (the ETC), and the wildlife hospital. Open House is your only opportunity to see these special areas, as they are closed to the public for the rest of the year.
Enjoy our Red-legged Seriema's "slamming" skills (Photo: Gay Schroer)
° Enjoy FREE shows presented in our amphitheater three times daily featuring live raptors flying just overhead, including:, Bald Eagles, Harris’ Hawks, Barn Owls, Bateleur Eagles, Red-legged Seriemas, Turkey Vultures, Eurasian Eagle Owls, as well as appearances by the other North American eagle—Kili the Golden Eagle. Let Mischief the White-necked Raven teach you how to recycle, and meet a number of our other raptors.
° Free concerts by our in-house band, The Raptor Project
Have your photo taken while holding a live raptor on your glove (Photo: Gay Schroer)
° Photo opportunity – For a small fee have your photograph taken while holding a live raptor!
° St. Louis Sprout & About Activity Center for kids, and other special kids’ programs featuring live animals!
° Whole Foods Market Prize Wheel!
° Renewal by Anderson fun photo booth and facepainting!
° Be sure to catch the bus to the “Lower Site” where you will meet special birds in our endangered species breeding program, and our animal behavior and training center (the ETC). The bus picks up and drops off at our main entrance every 15 minutes.
Here’s what you need to know:
° When – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October, 2015
° Time – 10:00am – 4:00 pm
° Admission and Parking – FREE
° Adults & kids’ activities – FREE
Open House 2015 is sponsored by:
We hope to see you this weekend. For directions to our site Click Here
For the safety of our animals and the other guests, no pets please.