Raptor Day at the Vanderbilt Returns Saturday

Raptor Day returns Saturday to the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, featuring an exhibit of the birds, and games, photos and more.

The exhibit will include rescued raptors, with a bald eagle, falcon, golden eagle, owls, and hawks.

WINORR – Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation –is the beneficiary of the event, which will be held rain or shine. The event also will support Museum programs. WINORR will make a presentation and answer questions about its Eurasian owl, while a member of the Shinnecock tribe will offer a blessing for a Centerport father eagle that died this year.

Activities for children will include an arts and crafts table, plus free face painting, and the showing throughout the day of a short movie, Bald Eagles of Centerport. Vendors will include Westfield Farms (selling their local honey), the Sierra Club, and Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society. A raffle table will feature a raptor created by a local wood carver, as well as pictures donated by Bald Eagles of Centerport photographers.

The event is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Programs are scheduled for 10 and 11 am and again at 1 and 3 p.m.

Ticket prices include general admission to the Museum. The Vanderbilt will offer free admission for veterans and active-duty military and their families. Tickets: adults $20, children 12 and under $10. Members: adults $10, children $5.

All tickets include general admission to the Museum.

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