We are in the process of developing plans for our site and new facility. We envision that you will walk into our eco-friendly building through a large gift shop to an area filled with biological and cultural displays. Owls that require special climatic conditions will be housed inside the facility, and daily live owl programs will be offered in a spacious program room. A special area will be designed for overnight stays with the owls so the public can experience their hoots, toots, screeches, and other calls while the owls are awake.
The owls and humans of the World Hall of Fame will have their stories featured in a rotating exhibit. Another area will accommodate traveling exhibits that will also change over time, giving a reason to come back to the Center again and again.
Our goal is to house roughly two dozen owls that represent the diversity of species around the world. Outdoor aviaries will be spacious and vegetated to offer both comfort and mental stimulation for the birds. We will strive to achieve a few walk-through aviaries where there is little to nothing between the visitors and the owls to allow for a more natural experience and better photographic opportunities.
Aviaries will be clustered by habitat. Each cluster of aviaries and their associated walkways will be completely enclosed in mesh to exclude biting insects for the health of the birds and for the comfort of the visitors.
Multiple climate-controlled aviaries will be attached to the building for species that require heating and cooling.
Owls used in programs will be housed in aviaries that are off public display.