Master’s of the Sky
Attention all Eagle and Raptor Enthusiasts!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer live Raptor shows to the public on February 15, 2020 at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, IL.
The Raptor Awareness show delves into topics surrounding raptors, features flying demonstrations and allows for an up-close personal view of each bird on the glove. Visitors can learn all about the adaptations that make raptors special.
Shows will be located in the Museum classroom, limited to the first 85 participants and presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.
Showtimes are each day at 11, 1, and 3 p.m. with a special live Bald Eagle viewing opportunity at 12 p.m. This is a kid friendly event. Education stations for bird watching information, Eagle crafts, movies and biological information tables will be located through out the museum gallery.
Melvin Price Locks and Dam tours focusing on the importance of navigation on the Mississippi River along with a unique opportunity to view Bald Eagles and other birds from atop the dam will be available every hour during this event. Lock and Dam tours are outside, on top of the locks allowing for views of towboats and barges passing through and the Melvin Price Locks and Dam.
The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is located upriver of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam. Both areas play host to thousands of species of waterfowl that are either passing through, or stay in the area through the winter. For Locks and Dam tour information, maps and security restrictions, please visit www.mtrf.org or call the National Great Rivers Museum at 618.462.6979.