Upcoming Events in 2023 Come to Ripley in the Winter for a Guided Tour, Photo Pass, Owl Prowl, Programs & more We hope to see you!
GUIDED TOURS - AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WINTER A private Guided Tour of the Conservancy is a perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to our incredible collection of waterfowl. Must be scheduled in advance, based on Aviculturist availability.
Although we are closed for public visitation from November 20, 2022 to May 5, 2023, we are offering Guided Tours, weather-permitting, throughout the winter. It may be cold, but our waterfowl are in their full regalia of brilliant, breeding plumage in the months of January, February, and March. Led by one of our experienced aviculturists, your group will be introduced to many of the most colorful and interesting birds in the world while learning about the Conservancy’s history and how we’re working to conserve waterfowl and wetland habitats through research, education and conservation action.
Guided Tours offered year-round, by appointment only FEE: $50 flat fee plus an additional fee per person: Adult $10 (ages 15-up) / Child $5 (ages 5-14) Ages 4 and under & Ripley Members = no additional charge Group size is limited to (10) participants Tours are scheduled for a 60-90 minute time slot, between 8am-4pm, based on availability Call the Office at: 860-567-2062 to schedule
GROUP OWL PROWL Schedule a Private Owl Prowl for your Group, Family & Friends Spend an evening with our Director of Aviculture, Logan Connor & Aviculturist, Bre Ellis Meet one of our Avian Owl Ambassadors: Poppy or Camo Learn about local, wild owl species and hike along Duck Pond Rd to search and listen for resident owls Learn about nocturnal creatures and how they travel and survive in the dark Gather around a fire after your hike, with cocoa and s'mores Group size is limited to 30 participants Duration: 90 minutes Start Time: 6:00pm Fee: $50 Flat Fee plus an additional per person: Adult: $10 / Youth (ages 5-14): $5 / Ages 4 & under no additional charge
RWC Members pay $50 Flat Fee Only - with no additional per person/member charge Call to schedule your Private Owl Prowl: 860-567-2062