Behind the Scenes with the Attwater’s Prairie Chickens!

Winning Bid: $400.00

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Get a once of a lifetime tour of the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken captive breeding and chick rearing facilities located at the NASA Johnson Space Center, in SE Houston, during the breeding season.  See the males booming and/or young chicks (depending on your visit date) and learn all about the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken, an endangered subspecies of the Greater Prairie Chicken, and the captive breeding program helping to save them from extinction.

You will spend about 2 hours touring the different facilities in the morning with Kyle McAuliffe, Houston Zoo Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Recovery Program Coordinator, and/or Kelly Pardy, Houston Zoo Bird Department Supervisor, as well as be met and greeted by star volunteer Sandy Parker.

You can choose to set up a date either late March / early April to see a larger proportion of the males booming (breeding display), or mid to late May when some of the chicks have hatched and usually a few males are still booming.

This exciting experience is good for up to 6 people, and needs to be arranged no later than 2 weeks ahead of visiting, and subject to availably of staff, etc.   All guests must have a current, valid Texas Driver’s license to obtain a visitor badge from NASA. 

Must be used in 2023 – late March / early April OR mid to late May

Donated by Houston Zoo Bird Department