Owls, hawks, and falcons -- the hunters of the avian world -- will be featured in live flight presentations during Raptor Weekend at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol this weekend, Sept. 7-8.
You can join experts from across the Northeast for the largest celebration of raptors in New England. The weekend will include a host of educational programs and activities for the whole family.
The education center is located at 1401 Hope St. It opens at 10 am each day.
General admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. A two-day pass is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Family four packs of tickets are available as well. Children under age 3 are admitted for free.
The Audubon Environmental Education Center is a state-of-the-art natural history museum and aquarium offering many natural wonders to explore. You can look inside a 33-foot life size Right Whale, discover life in a tide pool, observe Narragansett Bay 's marine life, visit a rare blue lobster, or even explore a cornfield at night.
The center's interactive exhibits feature local habitats and offer many fun ways to enjoy nature.
The education center is situated on the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge. It has walking trails with a ¼ mile boardwalk that winds through fresh and saltwater marshes to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay.
The refuge also is along the East Bay Bike Path, which allows bikers and walkers access to the refuge's natural beauty.
The Center offers guided tours, nature walks, special family programs and much more throughout the year. The facility and trails are handicapped accessible.
Visit www.asri.org for more details.