Free Admission to the International Owl Center for local Wisconsin residents

Feb 3, 2024

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

126 E Cedar St
Houston, 55943

Event Website

(507) 896-6957

Residents of Trempealeau, Vernon, and La Crosse Counties, including college students, are specially invited to visit the International Owl Center for FREE on February 3 and 4. The Owl Center is located in Houston, Minnesota, just 30 minutes west of La Crosse, and is the only all-owl education center in the United States.

Four live ambassador owls currently work at the Center (Great Horned Owl, American Barn Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl and Burrowing Owl…although the Burrowing Owl sometimes plays hooky). You’ll also find touchable wings and tails, 19 species of extremely lifelike mounted owls, owl art from children around the world, skulls, eggs, life-size wingspans, cultural items from around the world, and more. Highly trained staff present programs each day at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Houston itself also features a Parade of Owls art tour with 12 public owl sculptures, and Barista’s Coffee House is completely decorated with owls.

The Owl Center is open 10 AM to 4 PM Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Regular admission is $9 for adults, $6 for ages 4-17, and children 3 and under and members are free. More information is available at or by contacting the Center at 507-896-OWLS (6957) or