Raptor Free Flight

Show runs daily (except Wednesdays) at 10:00 a.m.
October 30, 2021 — April 10, 2022
(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.

Please note: Due to the inability to social distance masks are required at the Raptor Free Flight demonstration site.

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


Generalist raptor that captures a very wide range of prey, including reptiles, amphibians, rodents, and birds
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