Grand Canyon Condor Live Bird Show

Not sure what to do this 4th of July weekend?

Looking for something that’s out of the ordinary?

Well, it sounds like a road trip to the Grand Canyon is in order where you can catch the Grand Canyon Condor Encounter. This live bird show featuring nationally recognized show performer Joe Krathwohl showcases raptors and other live birds, including a giant condor.

“Our Condor Encounter live show is the best way to discover the wild side of Grand Canyon at the National Geographic Visitor Center and IMAX Theater located one mile south of the Grand Canyon National Park,” said Brent Kok, visitor center and IMAX theater director.

Visitors will experience an up-close-and-personal encounter with free-flying falcons, eagles, owls and the magnificent bird with a 10-foot wingspan that gives this show its name — the Condor Encounter. Besides getting a bird’s eye view, you’ll also learn how the different species survive, as well as conservation efforts. “Our goal is to make sure our visitors gain a higher level of understanding and appreciation for this special place in order for them to get the most out of their vacation experience at the Grand Canyon,” said Kok.

The show is a newly featured area attraction that unfolds several times a day at a new outdoor amphitheater located within the National Geographic Visitor Center. Condor Encounter has a limited engagement running from mid-May until mid-September, 2011. Show times for the 20-minute program are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Here’s a plus: Purchase an IMAX Movie and Bird Show combination ticket and save 25% off your entire admission cost.

For more information about the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and IMAX theater visit:

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