Education Building

Headquarters for Raptor Education


The Irma Broun-Kahn Education Building opened in 2013 following a $1 Million capital upgrade and expansion to the first public facility at Hawk Mountain. Originally opened in 1953, the building included both a private residence for the Assistant Curator and a public meeting space.

Today the building is named for the Sanctuary's first volunteer Irma Broun-Kahn and offers a functional and attractive space for learning and information exchange. The facility combines the historic feel of the original structure with modern updates. Features include:

  • Full ADA accessibility with required parking, entrance, and restrooms
  • Wireless internet, SmartBoard, projector and more
  • Catering kitchen for small group meetings or retreats
  • School bus and other vehicle loop with parking and connector trail
  • Raptor-viewing platform that overlooks the building and ridge
  • Nearby access to Education Trail, which leads to the River of Rocks boulder field and/or the South Lookout

The original residence also has been updated to provide comfortable overnight accommodations for visiting educators or lecturers. Together, the residence and education area provide a field station for raptor education as well as an ideal destination for small corporate retreats.

Click below to download the Bus Parking Map.


Education Building - Bus Parking Map & Instructions