Plan Your Visit

TRT is Reopening!

The Raptor Trust will welcome visitors back, by reservation only, starting April 14th. Free self-guided tours and paid staff-led tours will be available five days a week.  We will be closed to visitors on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Self-guided tours:  These reservations are free of charge and allow you to bring a party of up to 8 people total and offer visitors the opportunity to go at their own pace while viewing our many resident hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures.  The birds you will see all live here permanently due to injuries that prevent them from being able to survive in the wild.

Reservations must be made in advance and are currently being offered every 20 minutes between 11:00am – 4pm on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays and between 10am-3pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Visitors must wear a mask, follow all directional signs, and to refrain from reversing direction or climbing over the ropes.  At the conclusion of your self-guided tour you are welcome to visit our newly renovated gift shop.

Staff-led tour talks:   These private tours offer visitors a chance to learn more about NJ’s native raptor species and hear about some of our residents’ individual histories directly from one of our education team.  Tour Talks run about 40 minutes and the cost per group is $60.  Your reservation is private and offers space for you to bring a party of up to 8 guests total.

Reservations must be made in advance and quantities are limited.  Staff-led tours are currently offered at 9am and 10am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and at 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Tour Rules and Information

Masks must be worn at all times while visiting The Raptor Trust grounds.

All visitors will be greeted at the gated parking lot at 1452 White Bridge Road, where a staff member will check your reservation, count your group, and ensure that everyone has a mask. If you do not have a mask you will not be allowed to enter.

Bathrooms are located off the Education Center back deck and are open to staff, volunteers, and tour guests only.

The Raptor Trust is located at 1390 White Bridge Road, Millington, NJ. Approximately 50 resident birds are on exhibit in large outdoor aviaries viewed by walking along the trails. Living on the campus of the Trust throughout the year is variety of raptors and birds of prey. Currently, the Trust is home to two Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, Barred Owls, Great Horned Owls, Ravens, Screech Owls, Red-Tailed Hawks, a Snowy Owl and many more!

Education Center

At this time our indoor Education Center is closed.  You can find more about virtual education programs on our website at Virtual Programs.

GIFT SHOP

If you are looking for unique gifts for yourself or a bird lover you know, stop by our local store. You’ll find great gift ideas, birding books for children & adults, hand-crafted jewelry, stuffed animals, Raptor Trust apparel and more. You can also find great gifts by visiting our Online Gift Shop.

On-site store hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1-4PM and Saturday 10-4PM.

A FEW THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU VISIT US

A few things to know when you visit us!

  • Please stay on the gravel paths and in the public areas.
  • The rehabilitation areas are off limits to the public. Our patients are wild animals and we need to be sensitive and mindful of their needs for a quick recovery and return to the wild.
  • Parents and group leaders: Please supervise your children and students. We ask that you keep the noise to a minimum as we have many sensitive species living at the Trust.
  • We ask that you maintain a ratio of no more than five children to one adult at all times. Children must remain with their parents/teachers at all times.
  • Please no running, use a quiet, inside voices and let’s keep the rocks, leaves and other plants on the ground where they like to live!

And we love all animals – including dogs – but we do not allow dogs onsite or in the parking area as they can scare our resident birds.

We also have a gift shop filled with fun trinkets, souvenirs, books and Raptor Trust t-shirts, mugs, stuffed animals and much, much more! After your tour, stop by the Gift Shop!

Masks must be worn at all times while visiting The Raptor Trust grounds.

All visitors will be greeted at the gated parking lot at 1452 White Bridge Road, where a staff member will check your reservation, count your group, and ensure that everyone has a mask. If you do not have a mask you will not be allowed to enter.

Did you know that The Raptor Trust is close to a lot of fun things in Somerset and Morris Counties?

The surrounding area is full of other great environmental organizations. Make a day of your visit and check out some of our friends! See the links below for events going on at each location.