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Go thirty feet above the forest floor and get up close with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors at our brand new Raptor Wildlife Refuge. Walk across a suspension bridge, wink at an owl, marvel at the grace and power of a ferruginous hawk. See these amazing birds of prey in our 22 custom mews.

When we have weather like this, what better time to get out of the house and take a walk in the woods?

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nature Center – get tickets


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Raptor Woodland Refuge is free for Fontenelle Forest members or with a daily admission pass. Learn more about Raptor Woodland Refuge and everything Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery does throughout the state of Nebraska. Raptor Woodland Refuge was made possible through the generous support of our donors and the tireless efforts of our volunteers and staff.

Time spent frolicking in the woods won’t keep you up on the Kardashians or help your kids crush it on Halo 5. But, it just might do a few other things for you. Like, boost your immune system, lower your blood pressure, reduce your stress, improve your mood, improve your sleep, give you more energy, increase your ability to focus, and help your kids develop their creativity and social skills. Seriously, Google it.

All this amazing technology that we carry, keep in our pockets and backpacks
and purses, wear on our wrists – it truly is amazing. But, when our kids spend over 7 hours a day on average staring at a screen, something has to give.

Here’s something else that’s pretty amazing. Push pause on the texting, clicking, sharing and streaming, just for a moment. Come out to the forest. Get your feet moving, breathe in the fresh air, explore. And watch what happens.

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