6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078 | (704) 875-6521 | website

The Carolina Raptor Center is home to 25 different species of raptors for you to see and learn about along our 3/4 mile outdoor nature trail, set up similar to a zoo. Experience educational exhibits like Family Corvidae and Raptors of the Silver Screen, and enjoy our special programs like our Summer Flight Shows.  We are a non-profit organization whose operations support the rehabilitation and release of over 900 raptors each year, as well as the education of about 80,000 children and visitors in the Charlotte region.

Wed–Sun Morning Session:  10 AM – 12:30 PM
Closed for Lunch & Cleaning:  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

The Carolina Raptor Center is scheduled to open its new state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot facility in late spring/early summer. The new Quest Adventure Center will feature interactive indoor exhibits, expanded raptor observation deck and gift shop, and Duke Energy Ampitheater for its popular flight shows and performances.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 4 PM