International Owl Center 

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Few people are lucky enough to see these nocturnal raptors in the wild, but everyone can see live owls at the International Owl Center. Not only can you meet the owl ambassadors, you can feel how soft an owl wing is, explore owl art from around the world, find out more about the language of the Great Horned Owl, learn how to identify owls by their calls, and experience a stunning collection of mounted owls. The gift shop will tempt you with everything from plush owl puppets to locally made owl art.

Special COVID procedures are in effect (pre-register for a specific time slot, masks are required, etc.) 

While you're visiting Houston be sure to look around town for the Parade of Owls permanent public art tour and the colorful owl street banners made by children from around the world, as well as the Natural Playground, Root River Trail, and Root River.

The International Owl Center is a non-profit organization working to make the world a better place for owls through education and research. It is located in the bluff country region of southeast Minnesota, which makes up only 3% of the state's area yet hosts over 40% of the state's rare species.

Hours & Dates

Year-Round

  • Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM fall through spring and until 5:00 PM during the summer. Live owl programs are given daily.

Rates

  • Adults: $7.00
  • Ages 4-17: $4.00

Adults: $7, Students 4-17: $4, 3 and under: free, Members: FREE

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