The Carolina Raptor Center’s Updated Plans For New $11.6 Million Expansion


The Carolina Raptor Center, in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation, recently updated their plans for their massive new state-of-the-art Adventure Center at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve in Huntersville, NC, expand their trail system, and enlarge their amphitheater as part of their $11.6 million “Quest” project.

To make this project a reality, Carolina Raptor Center is currently in the quiet phase of a funding campaign to support the design and construction of the new facility, as well as fund an endowment that will help cover the increased costs of operating the site.

A new raptor trail system will include a modern resident bird care facility and exhibit, aviaries for more than 35 species of raptors and a technologically advanced amphitheater.

via Carolina Raptor Center
via Carolina Raptor Center

They will also be building a massive new 13,000 square foot facility that will include:

– Interactive indoor exhibits
– Expanded raptor observation deck
– New high-tech learning spaces
– Expanded gift shop
– New indoor learning labs and flex space
– Larger amphitheater for flight shows and performances.
– New interactive exhibit areas.

“This project has been a long-held dream for all of us at Carolina Raptor Center. This is a once in a generation project that I know will have a positive impact on the community for generations to come,” remarked Jim Warren, Executive Director of the Carolina Raptor Center.