National Eagle Center offering complimentary admission to veterans over Veterans Day weekend


Beginning on Saturday, November 10, all veterans and active-duty members of the military will receive complimentary admission to the National Eagle Center in observance of Veterans Day. Complimentary admission will continue through Monday, November 12.

The bald eagle has a deeply personal meaning for many veterans and active duty military personnel. The National Eagle Center has worked with veterans for many years, regularly travelling to VA hospitals to meet injured veterans. The National Eagle Center also participates in the Blue Star Museum offering complimentary admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

“We know that as our national emblem these majestic birds are very special to those men and women who serve and have served in our armed forces,” said executive director Rolf Thompson. “We are proud to honor their service and sacrifice through our eagle ambassadors.”

The National Eagle Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers live bald and golden eagles on display, daily classroom programs, and two floors of exhibits. Program times will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Saturday; at noon and 1 p.m. on Sunday; and at 1 p.m. on Monday. A complete schedule of program times is available on the web at

The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center located in Wabasha that connects people with eagles in nature, history, and cultures. For more information and a full calendar of events, visit 


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