At the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, we offer a spectrum of unforgettable experiences designed to immerse visitors in the captivating world of birds of prey and create a unique experience enjoying the beauty of the Blackland Prairie. These diverse encounters not only entertain and educate but also contribute to the conservation efforts that lie at the heart of our mission.




Painting with Petunia

Are you ready to embark on a unique and unconventional artistic journey? Picture this: a canvas, vibrant paints, and an unexpected partner in creativity – a magnificent black vulture.


  • 1 hour painting session with our black vulture ambassador, Petunia
  • Includes:
    • a behind the scene tour of our education ambassador area
    • paint color selection
    • watching Petunia complete your painting
    • picture with Petunia after your painting is complete
  • Must be a minimum of 10 years old
  • Max # of guests = 10
  • Price = $350

Behind the Scenes Tour of BPRC

Ever wondered what the day-to-day looks like at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center? This is your opportunity to tour the “behind the scenes” area to learn more about what we do on a daily basis. As an added bonus, you will have the opportunity to meet our full crew of raptor ambassadors!


  • 1.5 hour behind the scenes tour of BPRC
  • Can often be tailored to your interests in the organization
    • Prairie Conservation & Restoration
    • Raptor Rehabilitation
    • Education & Training
    • *Please note, we cannot guarantee access to the hospital for tours due to possible medical emergencies.
  • Must be a minimum of 10 years old
  • Price = $350

Guided Nature Hike

  • Guided Nature Hike through the native Blackland Prairie at BPRC
  • Remnant prairie is considered an endangered ecosystem with plants unique to this habitat
  • Led by a Master Naturalist
  • Around 45 minutes
  • Very easy walk (young children would not have a problem)
  • Strollers are allowed, but no paved paths
  • Dirt or gravel in areas
  • Price = $100

Raptor Photo Shoot

Have a group of photographers that are nature enthusiasts? Schedule a photo shoot with BPRC as a group event! We will have multiple raptors available for you to photograph.


  • Includes: 2 hours with birds
  • Raptors will be either “on hand” or tethered and perched
  • Get as close at 6’ from the raptors
  • Can use tripods or monopods
  • Minimum # required: 10
  • Price = $300
  • Option to add additional hours of park use (NO birds will be present) for $50/hr

Private Photography Opportunity at a Raptor Release

Have you ever wondered what it is like to witness a hawk or owl being released back into the wild? Your donation will help our rehab team continue to care for birds of prey in need, and give you the opportunity to capture beautiful photos of this memorable event!


  • One on one access to the release of a hawk of owl with a member of our rehab team
  • Photographing a hawk or owl during its release back into the wild
  • No age minimum
  • Max # of guests = 4
  • Price = $200