Celebrate bald and golden eagle spring migration and the year of the bird this March during the SOAR with the Eagles festival at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. In addition to its daily programs, the center will host a full schedule of exciting flying bird shows, educational programs, exhibits and activities for all ages beginning on Saturday, March 3, and continuing weekends through March 25.
Each weekend highlights a flying bird show at St. Felix Auditorium in Wabasha. This year’s lineup includes the Birdman, Wings to Soar, and World Bird Sanctuary and features domestic and exotic birds, including exotic eagles species not found in North America.
SOAR 2018 will feature exhibitors from around the Midwest. Visitors can meet educators and view displays from Quarry Hill Nature Center, Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo, the Midwest Peregrine Society, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Whitewater State Park, North American Bear Center, Pipestone National Monument, and more.
The festival will also offer Native American arts and crafts and special activities for kids including crafts and a passport scavenger hunt. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Chippewa craftsman Dick Mindykowski will be present to help visitors create their own authentic Native American dream catchers, walking sticks and leather pouches.
On Sunday, March 4, the center will present a special ceremony at 1 p.m. in St. Felix Auditorium to welcome the newest eagle ambassador and announce his name to the public.
For a complete schedule of events during SOAR, visit nationaleaglecenter.org/events.
The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha. Offering wild eagle viewing and live eagle programs daily, the National Eagle Center connects people to bald eagles in nature, history, and cultures. For more information about upcoming events at the National Eagle Center, visit www.nationaleaglecenter.org.