Program Menu

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to the HPAI VIRUS,  we will not be offering onsite programming or events at this time. Tours will resume July 18th limited to Mondays until further notice.  Biosecurity measures are in place to eliminate possibilities of contamination from human shoes and clothing to our birds. Please expect to step in a shoe/boot pan and to wear a mask while visiting our Birds.  Email hope4raptors@yahoo.com for more information.

 

PRESENTATIONS CAN BE BOOKED ON 

TUESDAYS between 10am and 4pm

WEDNESDAYS between 10 and 4pm

THURSDAYS between 10 and 4pm

SATURDAYS between 10 and 6pm

Days and Times outside of this schedule may be considered under certain circumstances.

OUTDOOR PROGRAMMING ONLY – until further notice

Due to the current health concerns, our presentations are only being offered for outdoor venues. We value the health of our audiences, our birds, and ourselves, therefore, until further notice we must practice safety protocols which will limit our programming options.

A special SUMMER NOTE: When temperatures reach above 90, we must consider the health of our birds, so tours, events, and programs must be able to be adjusted to keep our birds safe. We appreciate your understanding.

COURTYARD PRESENTATION AND TOUR – $300 (not available at this time)

Arrange your own personal program with your friends and family! Come out to our Center and be seated in our courtyard to become an intimate audience to your own private program! Four birds will come out of the aviaries to share their stories of survival and their beauty with each of you personally. After the presentation, walk through on a tour to meet and see the many birds in our care. Weather must be cooperative since this is an outdoor experience.

Virtual Program – Online $125/$275

This program can be 1/2 hour with 2 ambassador birds or 1 hour with 4 ambassador birds. Participants get to meet 2-4 birds to learn about each species and ways to lessen the conflicts they may encounter in our environment.

Standard – Live Birds of Prey $400 (Off-site)

This program includes four birds and lasts one full hour.  Audiences get to meet two day time hunters and two night time hunters.  Learn each birds story of survival and ways to lessen conflicts with the wildlife in your very own backyard.

THREE BIRD PROGRAM $300 (Off-site)

This program includes one hawk, one falcon, and one owl and lasts one hour. Audiences get to learn about three species of birds of prey along with each birds personal story of survival and the many simple ways to lessen conflicts with the wildlife that lives in your very own backyard.

All Owls $400 (Off-site)

This one hour program includes four different Owl species found in CT.  Meet each Nocturnal species and learn about special adaptations that help these creatures of the night survive in the wild.  Understand how Owls take advantage of their unique hunting styles and special characteristics
designed specifically for these night time hunters.

EAGLE PLUS - PRESENTATION $500 (off-site)

Eagle Presentation includes one Bald Eagle, and two other species of Birds of Prey. The eagle is out at the end of the program. $500 fee for this Presentation.

Enapai is still learning, so this program is not suitable for all venues/environments. Please ask if this program is right for you.

Program Fees

  • $300 – 3 bird, $400- 4 bird = per one hour program
  • $600 for two shows at same venue back to back.
  • Gas fee of $30 for over one hours drive from Center.
  • 1/2 hour 2 small bird program $200 within a 30 minute drive from Center.
  • Over 30 minute drive we can only offer a one hour or more program.

Photographers and Artists (not available onsite at this time) (offsite options available with fewer birds)

APCH offers a group photography opportunity to view 12 or more birds at different stations on the glove. There is a minimum of 20 people at $25 per person or for smaller groups with a 10 person minimum at $45 per person. This is a two hour event. This is not something we can offer during extreme hot or cold weather. Contact hope4raptors@yahoo.com to set up a date.

NEW  We are now offering live 1 – 2 Bird Photo Opportunities for up to 4 people in a group. Photograph 1 species for $100 for 1/2 hour or 2 species for $200 for 1/2 hour. Email hope4raptors@yahoo.com to discuss dates, times and birds available for these sessions. Please note the eagles are not available for these sessions at this time.

Avian Enrichment Projects – Great idea for Scouts of all Levels!

Please contact us if you know of a Scout in need of a unique project that may be created off site to be installed on site.  We are looking for folks to tackle specific Perch projects to create a better captive environment for our resident Raptors.  Tire Perches, Bow Perches, Wrapped Perches (sisal, hemp, cocoa,) Swinging Perches, Block Perches, etc.  We are also looking for toys that are safe and inspiring.

One Of These Birds is Not Like the Other $300

This one hour program compares the different body types and hunting styles of  different bird species.  Examples include the Peregrine Falcon, the American Kestrel, the Owl, the Hawk, the Vulture, and the Parrot. Three birds are shared during this one hour presentation.

Owls and Pellets $300

Meet two Owls and dissect Owl Pellets to learn about the varied diets of Owls in this one hour interactive class. (class size limited)

Raptiles $300

Meet two Birds of Prey and two Reptiles in a combined presentation between APCH and Ranger Russ of Meigs Point Nature Center.

Storytime $200

Meet two smaller Birds (example Northern Saw Whet Owl and the American Kestrel) and listen to a bird related story read aloud by presenter. This program is specifically designed for the younger audience and typically lasts 30 minutes at a reduced fee of $200.00 within a 30 minute drive from Center.

BIRTHDAY PARTY

$300 – 3 bird  or $400 – 4 bird

Celebrate a Birthday with an hour presentation of your choice!  Birthday Boy or Girl gets to pose with each bird shared for special memory photographs.  We come to YOU!

TWO HOUR MEET AND GREET $450

This Presentation style is different. We bring along four species of Birds of Prey and rotate the birds during the two hour session. This is not a presentation where an audience must sit and listen for the entire time. This style offers an opportunity for an audience to approach and listen and ask questions during this informal back and forth. We stand behind a table/booth and share each bird with whomever comes forward. Great option for festival style events, weddings, parties, etc. where other things are happening simultaneously.