Wabasha, MN – For those looking to take an end of the summer day trip, the National Eagle Center will be open to visitors on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the summer tourist season in Minnesota.
“We’ve been hosting visitors four days a week, Thursday through Sunday, since late June,” said Ed Hahn, Marketing Manager at the Center. “Knowing that Labor Day weekend is a time that many individuals and families around the state get those last summer trips in, we wanted to accommodate that.”
Due to COVID-19, the Center is open to visitors on a pre-registration basis. Each day is divided into four 90-minutes sessions at 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm. Visitors are required to purchase timed admission online prior to their arrival and only 50 visitors will be allowed during each session. Staff effectively clean the facility between each session. The schedule will remain the same on September 7th.
“Sessions have been routinely selling out,” said Hahn. “Demand is high and we encourage anyone interested in visiting over Labor Day weekend to visit our website as soon as possible to reserve their spots.”
Admission prices to the Center remain unchanged.
In addition to ticketed admission, visitors are required to wear masks while inside the Center and daily classroom programs are unavailable due to social distancing requirements. Guests are allowed to go into the eagle ambassadors’ display area, can explore two floors of exhibits, and are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and scopes for wild eagle viewing during their visit.
“The process is a little bit different this summer due to COVID-19, but we’ve received amazing feedback from our guests,” said Hahn. “The National Eagle Center experience is as good as ever.”
Additional information and registration are available online at nationaleaglecenter.org/reopen.
The National Eagle Center is a landmark interpretive center on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. Offering wild eagle viewing and live eagle programs daily, the National Eagle Center connects people with eagles in nature, history, and culture. For more information about the National Eagle Center, visit nationaleaglecenter.org.