For thousands of years birds of prey have gripped the human imagination. Raptors have been revered as divine messengers, prized as hunting companions, celebrated as symbols of power, and reviled as scavengers and deadly killers. This exhibit offers visitors a closer look at eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and vultures. Specimens and dioramas present the birds in their natural habitats, while interactive components provide a closer look at their anatomy and lifestyle. The Spotted Owl Café presents issues of raptor conservation, challenging visitors to confront the values and choices that threaten these magnificent creatures.
The exhibit is now permanently installed at The Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo, Texas.