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.