These fascinating birds of prey are known for their distinct calls, nocturnal habits, and silent flight. There’s something for everyone who gives a hoot about these remarkable raptors! We have great learning experiences for the entire family from crafts to night hikes to live owls!


Saturday, March 11th, 10:00am-4:00pm


Hands-On Activities

Have you ever held an owl skull or wondered what helps owls to be so sneaky when hunting? Lots of fun activities for all ages to learn a little bit about these feathered wonders. 

10:00AM – 4:00PM.  Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Center

Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Building

Cavity nesting owls like Eastern Screech Owls can be attracted with nesting boxes. After perusing our displays at the Center, drop in at the workshop to build a nest box and pick up some tips on where to locate it and when to put it out.

10:00AM – 2:00PM. Fee: $25- Adult Member, $30- Public. Location: The Ridges Workshop, 8288 County Q, Baileys Harbor.

Open Door Bird Sanctuary

Open Door Bird Sanctuary, located right here in Door County,  prides itself in its mission to raise avian awareness while inspiring people to coexist with the natural world that surrounds them. Join Executive Director, Rob Hults, as he brings us his knowledge and passion for the development and care of our avian partners.  

11:00AM. Fee: Free. Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Center

Owl Taxidermy Demonstration

Master Taxidermist Mike Orthober is well known in his field and has won many national and international awards. Mike will be joining us at the Nature Center to demonstrate the delicate art of creating an owl mount. 

10:00AM – 12:00Noon. Fee: Free. Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Center

Owl Meet and Greet

Get up close and personal with some of Door County’s resident raptors. Representatives from Open Door Bird Sanctuary will be on hand with birds for you to observe. Stop in to learn a little bit about what separates raptors from other birds and owls from other raptors.  

1:00PM-4:00PM. Fee: Free. Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Center

The Owl Prowl

 Winter is mating season for owls, and it is not unusual to hear their romantic hooting out on the trails. Join the Ridges naturalists to learn more about the owls of Door County and the characteristics that make them amazing nighttime hunters. We’ll head into the night to listen and then return to the Cook-Albert Fuller Center for a mug of hot chocolate by the campfire (weather permitting). Suitable for all ages.

6:00-7:30pm. Fee: $10 – member, $13 – public, FREE under 18 

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