Request a Program

Interested in booking a Program with AWC?

All programs are described below
(including program fees, terms & conditions, cancellation policy, and additional information)

  • Bookings are subject to the availability of a trained program presenter
  • All program requests must be made 1 month in advance
  • Please give 5-7 days for someone to contact you to verify your request
  • Additionally, please keep an eye on your email once you’ve submitted a request

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Guided Tours at AWC

Alabama Wildlife Center Tour + Birds of Prey Program

This is a guided tour of AWC’s facility at Oak Mountain State Park. Learn about the work that happens every day at AWC and our role in the larger picture of wildlife conservation. Your group will also be given a Birds of Prey program with at least 2 glove-trained raptors.

Recommended for all ages/grade levels. Plan for at least 1 hour with this option.

Treetop Nature Trail Hike + AWC Tour + Birds of Prey Program

Begin your guided tour on the Treetop Nature Trail Boardwalk where your group will meet non-releasable raptors and learn the basics of raptor biology. From Treetop Nature Trail Boardwalk, your group will hike up to AWC with several stops along the way to learn about forest ecology and the various inhabitants of the forest ecosystem*. Once at AWC, you will be given a guided tour of the facility and a Birds of Prey program with at least 2 glove-trained raptors.

Recommended for grades 6-12. Plan at least 2 hours with this option.
* The hike to AWC from Treetop Nature Trail Boardwalk is approximately 0.3 miles

Additional Information


The Alabama Wildlife Center is a functioning rehabilitation center. To ensure the well-being of our sensitive wild bird patients, we request that groups provide adequate chaperones to ensure that tours are conducted in a quiet and orderly manner.


1 chaperone for every 5 students


1 chaperone for every 10 students

Program Fees

AWC Tour + Birds of Prey Program

For groups up to 25 people

$ 100 .00

For groups larger than 25 people

$ 4 .00 per person

Treetop Nature Trail Hike + AWC Tour + Birds of Prey Program

For groups up to 20 people

$ 100 .00

For groups larger than 20 people

$ 5 .00 per person

Off-Site Programs

We bring the birds to your classroom, organization, or event!

Birds of Prey Program

This Birds of Prey program will teach students how to recognize raptors based on their adaptations. Students will review the basics of raptor biology and learn about behavior, training, and conservation. Additionally, students will learn many interesting facts about these amazing animals and will also get to meet at least 3 glove-trained raptors up close & personal.

We will adjust information given during programs to meet the needs of different grade levels. Programs last 1 hour including Q&A.

Event Booth

Book a AWC booth for your event! This is a great way to have AWC birds visit your event without a formal Birds of Prey program. We will set up a booth with information about the Alabama Wildlife Center. We will have interactive and educational materials on and around the table, and have glove-trained raptors that make periodic appearances throughout the duration of the event.

Events can take place inside or outside.

Additional Information

Program Fees

*For off-site program requests, additional travel fees may be applied.

Birds of Prey Program

If you’re interested in having AWC’s educational staff and education birds visit your organization for a Birds of Prey Program:

$ 300 .00

If you’re interested in having more than one program presentation on a given day, the fee for each additional program:

$ 200 .00

Event Booth

Half-day program or event (up to 3 hours) 

$ 500 .00

Payment Terms

  • Once given an invoice, booked programs must be paid in advance to reserve program date
  • Programs may be paid with credit card or a check
  • Credit cards are subjected to a 3% service charge, and checks must be made payable to Alabama Wildlife Center
  • Limited scholarship funds are available. If reduced or waived fees would make it possible for your group to participate in our formal education programs, please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • Programs may be rescheduled
  • Cancellations made in less than 48 hours of the booked program are non-refundable

Additional FAQ

Park Entrance Fees

Program prices do not include entrance fees for Oak Mountain State Park, which are paid separately upon arrival:

Children (3 & under)


Ages 4-11

$ 2 .00

Ages 12-60

$ 5 .00

Ages 61+

$ 2 .00