It’s time! Mark your calendar for the 2018 Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. From puppets and crafts to a raptor show, this festival is a fun wintertime treat for the whole family. There will be all sorts of arts and crafts such as crane puppets, masks, and origami. Kids can also get up close and personal with a visit from the USFWS’s Goose and ICF’s Whooping Crane mascots at the festival. Auburn will also provide a free raptor show at the Princess theatre downtown twice during Saturday and Sunday. Wheeler has also set up shuttles to and from the Princess to make sure the guests have a great time! And then of course there is the actual observation building which you can visit and see thousands of Sandhill Cranes and a few rare Whooping Cranes!
The shuttles are $2 and operate as such:
Saturday: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Read our post detailing this event right here!