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The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota, just west of the MN State Fairgrounds. Address: 1920 Fitch Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Hours:
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • A Raptors of Minnesota program is offered at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
"Established in 1974, the Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, conservation, and study of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons. In addition to treating more than 800 birds a year, we provide training in raptor medicine and surgery for veterinarians from around the world, reach more than 250,000 people each year through public education programs and events, and identify emerging issues related to raptor health and populations. The essence of our mission is to strengthen the bond between humans and birds, to improve the quality of life for both, and to contribute to the preservation of the natural world."

Scout programs require at least 12 scouts, so speak to you Den Leader(s) if you'd like to do this together.

Raptor Center Scout Programs

Science Museum helps Scouts with Science

Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scouts:
The Science Museum can help you earn your Science Belt Loop. Spend some time learning scientific methods by doing one of the following activities: "Balls and Tracks" or "Gliders". 

Webelos: There are 11 exhibits that help you meet the Scientist badge requirements. We will provide you with an Exhibit Hall Badge Requirement Guide. Workshops to earn Forester, Geologist, and Naturalist badges also are available for groups of 15 or more.

Minnesota Zoo

Activity packets are available to enhance your Scouts’ trip to the Zoo. They will help your Troop explore the wonderful world of animals and are designed for different levels. Packets are available at Guest Services when you arrive or can be printed at home from the Zoo’s website. Minnesota Zoo patches are available for purchase from Guest Services for $3.

Tiger, Wolf and Bear Activity Packet (pdf file)
Webelos Activity Packet (pdf file)


Hennepin Theatre Trust invites the public to take a peek into the historic playhouses of the Hennepin Theatre District.
Each walking tour visits one playhouse which may include the State, Orpheum or Pantages Theatre providing access to the theatres’ interiors as well as details and a fascinating historical perspective that the general public seldom gets while attending a regular event. The tours are designed to give theatre patrons, historians, students or anyone else a personal introduction to these historic gems. Guides spotlight architectural, historic and fun facts about these landmarks, providing an insider’s view to these majestic venues. Each tour lasts approximately one hour.

Upcoming Tour dates and times: Click here for more information.