New Vision for Visitors

Support the Visitor Center Rebuild Now

The plan to reimagine and rebuild our aging Visitor Center follows a two-year-long planning process with broad stakeholder input. This work will replace infrastructure that is long beyond its useful lifespan and capstone two decades of strategic improvements: opening the Acopian Center in 2002, upgrading the Education Building in 2013, constructing our first ADA trail in 2015, and completing the Amphitheater and ADA connector trail in 2021.

Visitor Center Upgrade Color Renderings

Top Goals and Objectives

Educate All
Create a fully accessible and inclusive Visitor Center that introduces people to the world of raptor conservation, migration science, and Appalachian ecology, and serve as a launching point to the Sanctuary experience.

Preserve Tradition
Blend modern elements seamlessly with historic materials and native and/or locally sourced stone and wood.

Promote Science
Honor the Sanctuary’s history while sharing the latest in global raptor conservation science and training.

Keep It Green
Model sustainable building practices that will improve efficiency, reduce impact, and offer education opportunities that inspire raptor conservation through education, science, and stewardship. 

Learn More Today
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New Vision for Visitors - 2022 Article



Sean Grace
610-756-6000 x213
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Mary Linkevich
Director of Development
610-756-6000 x212
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