HARTFORD — A live American bald eagle will visit the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7.
World Bird Sanctuary naturalists will bring one of their educational eagles for the event.
The eagle and its handler will be indoors at the Confluence Tower Visitor Center. Visitors can come and go throughout the eagle’s appearance, take photos, ask questions of the experts or participate in informational sessions while learning more about the raptor. The free event is sponsored by Phillips 66.
Guests also can tour the tower (admission rates apply) to look for eagles or other raptors that have been soaring above the building this winter.
The tower is open Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the tower is $4 for adults, $3 for active military and veterans, $3 for adults 62-plus, $2 for children 12 and under, and children 2 and under are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.
For more information about Eagles over the Confluence and to see the event schedule, call (618) 251-9101 or visit the events page at www.ConfluenceTower.com.