Carolina Raptor Center

Carolina Raptor Center supports environmental conservation and safeguards community health by treating injured and orphaned raptors. At the head of the food web, raptors are leading scientific indicators of a healthy environment. Carolina Raptor Center offers a pleasant afternoon or morning walk along its nature trail. Enjoy over twenty species of raptors - hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures. Learn how these birds have adapted special characteristics to occupy a particular environmental niche and how they serve as indicators of our community's health.

$12 - Adults
$10 - Seniors, Teachers, Military Adults
$8 - Students 4 and Older with Student ID
Free – Children 3 and Under and Members

Please remember that the Raptor Center is closed on Monday and Tuesday until March 1, 2017


Buy one, get one free admission. Not valid on Saturday or Sunday.

Hours & Admission

Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays from November 1-March 31.


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Carolina Raptor Center

6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28297
704-875-6521 phone

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Parking & Transit

From I-77 at Exit 16B/Sunset Road West Take 77 North to exit 16B, Sunset Road. Take a right on Beatties Ford Road. Go 5 miles. Take a left on Sample Road and head straight into Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Carolina Raptor Center is .7 miles on your left.

From I-77 at Exit 18/WT Harris Blvd Take 77 North to exit 18, W.T. Harris Blvd. At the top of the exit ramp, take a left onto W.T. Harris Blvd. Go 1.6 miles. Take a left onto Mt.Holly-Huntersville Road. Go 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Beatties Ford Road. Go 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Sample Road and head straight into Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Carolina Raptor Center is .7 miles on your left inside the preserve gate.