Raptor Free Flight

Show runs daily (except Wednesdays) at 10:00 a.m.
October 27, 2023 — April 7, 2024
(All dates subject to weather-related change)

Harris's Hawk


We recommend that guests arrive at the Museum at least 20 minutes prior to the show to allow time to park and walk to the demonstration areas.

Why is Raptor Free Flight a Must See?

Harris's Hawk flying in front of a saguaro

You may see flying birds of prey like chihuahuan ravens, great horned owls, caracaras, red-tailed hawks, gray hawks, and Harris’s hawks.

Please note: There is never a guarantee that a certain species will fly during any given show, due to weather, season, vet checks, etc.

Ferruginous Hawk


One of the most intelligent bird species
See more fun facts here!

Gray Hawk perched on a dead branch
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“This is about as close to a raptor as you're likely to get but before the show most people didn't believe how close...”
-Sam McManis, Sacramento Bee