We recently had the chance to visit a raptor center. This facility accepts injured or sick birds of prey and cares for them until they can be released. If they cannot be released, they are kept and cared for. What a wonderful time we had! The docents were very well informed and thorough, and our tour of the birds was unforgettable. We saw real golden eagles, different types of owls, hawks, and kestrels.
Their little museum had some great displays including a quiz to see if you could recognize feathers of certain raptors, and glasses that showed how large our eyes would be in relation to our head - if we were owls :)