Peña Adobe Historical Society Welcomes The California Raptor Center Saturday, September 1, 2018

Saturday, September 01, 2018
11:00am to 2:00pm

The Peña Adobe Historical Society is happy to welcome UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s affiliate, The California Raptor Center, to the monthly open house at the Peña Adobe Park in Vacaville, Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Julie Cotton, Outreach Coordinator for the California Raptor Center, seeks to introduce people of all ages to raptors and their habitats, and to encourage appreciation, respect, and protection of these magnificent birds.  When a bird of prey is sick, injured, or lacking the ability to survive in the wild, it can often mean the end of its life, or, after receiving the best of care, some birds still cannot be released.

The California Raptor Center (CRC) provides a home for non-releasable birds and uses them as educators. Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Great Horned Owls, and American Kestrels can almost always be found in their enclosures.  Their museum and permanent collection of living raptors, located at 1340 Equine Lane, Davis, is open to the public on weekdays from 9-4 and Saturdays from 9-12.


The Peña Adobe Park is located in Vacaville’s rural southwest section, just off Interstate 80 adjacent to Lagoon Valley Park.

Contact Info:

Peña Adobe Historical Society
(707) 447-0518

The California Raptor Center, authorized by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service will share these special birds with Peña Adobe Park visitors from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

A camera and binoculars are recommended as wildlife is often spotted in the park.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds.  Visitors to the Peña Adobe Park will tour the California Historical Landmark #534 Adobe, built in 1842 and the adjacent Mowers-Goheen Museum.  Docents will be on hand to answer questions about the Peña family. There is no charge for admission into the historical park and no RSVP is necessary.  For questions call (707)447-0518.

The volunteer led Peña Adobe Historical Society opens the doors of the Peña Adobe and the Mowers-Goheen Museum the first Saturday of each month February thru December or by appointment.  If you have a passion for local history and are interested in tours, volunteering, or more information, e-mail us at