• National Eagle Center hosting special program, exhibits October 17-19

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    October 07, 2019

    Wabasha, MN – The National Eagle Center is your fall fun destination this October! Visitors will enjoy special MEA Weekend exhibits and programs for the whole family to enjoy October 17-19.

    “Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Wabasha area,” said Ed Hahn, Marketing Manager at the National Eagle Center. “With Minnesota kids out of school for the annual MEA break, it is the perfect time for us to host special programs and encourage families to head outdoors and enjoy the fall season.”

    The popular summer fishing program Fishing on the Refuge will return on Thursday, October 17 and run through Saturday, October 19. With paid admission, kids 15 and younger will be able to fish off the public dock using fishing poles, lead-free tackle, and life jackets provided by the Center from 10am to 4pm each day. Fishing is subject to weather and will be replaced with Kids Crafts in the event of cancellation.

    On Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, the Wild Things Zoo of Arlington, MN will be set up outside next to the Center. Guests will meet a collection of birds, reptiles, and exotic animals from around the world and have their questions answered by zoo naturalists. This attraction is perfect for all ages and cameras are encouraged.

    Also on Friday and Saturday, the Midwest Peregrine Society will be on-site from 11am to 4pm with the fastest animals on the planet! Master falconer Jackie Fallon will introduce visitors to some native falcon species, talk about the ancient art of falconry, and host a falcon program at 2pm both days.

    All weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to create their own personal Native American crafts with Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Chippewa craftsman Dick Mindykowski. Mindykowski creates woodland gifts from naturally sourced wood, animal hides and pelts. Visitors will learn about the special significance behind each element of the necklaces, dreamcatchers, rattles, and walking sticks they create. Native Crafts will take place in the National Eagle Center rotunda.

    Wabasha’s annual SeptOberfest celebration is also currently underway, with additional activities and decorations for visitors to enjoy through October 26.

    For a complete schedule of exhibit and program times, visit nationaleaglecenter.org/septoberfest.

    The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. Offering wild eagle viewing and live eagle programs daily, the National Eagle Center connects people with eagles in nature, history, and culture. For more information about the National Eagle Center, visit nationaleaglecenter.org.

    Ed Hahn, Marketing Manager
    (651) 565-4989