FAQs

Where is the Teatown Hudson River EagleFest℠ held?

Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest℠ is headquartered at Croton Point Park, in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  Free parking is available in the park and at lot “A” just outside the park entrance. Additional viewing sites along the Hudson River are hosted by collaborators with scopes.

Can I get there using public transportation?

Yes! Go Green and ride Metro North to the Croton-Harmon station!  Free shuttle buses will operate throughout the day to bring EagleFest℠ goers to and from headquarters, and from outlying lots, the Metro North Train Station, and the Croton Boat Ramp viewing site.

Coming to EagleFest℠ on the train? Ride with a Naturalist to Croton-Harmon and observe bird life on the river.

  • Metro-North from Grand Central at 9:20 AM
  • Metro-North from Poughkeepsie at 8:50 AM
  • Free shuttles from Croton-Harmon Station to/from Croton Point Park

What is general admission?

General Admission tickets will be sold both in online presale at teatown.org/eaglefest and on the day-of.  Pre-purchase your tickets online at www.teatown.org/eaglefest.  Pre-sale pricing- $17/Adult, $10/Child (6- 11), Children 5 and under are free. Bus tours are $26/ticket (14+).

Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase online until Wednesday, February 7th at midnight. For Bus Tours tickets call 914-762-2912, ext. 110.

Tickets will also be sold at EagleFest℠ the day of the event. Day of pricing- $22/Adult, $12/Child (6- 11), Children 5 and under are free. Bus tours are $26/ticket (14+).

To enter EagleFest℠ you will need a wristband. Please print your receipt or have it ready on your smart phone and bring with you to the admissions tent to receive wristbands for entry. Please check-in with the name used to purchase the tickets.

What do I get with my general admission ticket?

There’s a lot to do!  Take a bird walk, view eagles through spotting scopes, learn about adventure technology, or come inside the heated tents filled with educational displays and collaborators’ exhibits and learn about bald eagles and nature in the Hudson Valley.  Attend as many bird shows as you want in the Eagle Theatre or Eaglet Stage.  See schedule for details on times and presenters. Children will enjoy crafts, interactive games, and much more.

What are the bird shows?

The bird shows are thrilling and informative 45 minute programs spotlighting birds of prey.

How do I purchase bus tour tickets?

Bus tour tickets are $26 per person and are not sold online. Buy your tickets early as tours frequently sell-out. For more information or to purchase tickets call (914) 762-2912 x 110.  Please note that bus tours are only for guests ages 14 and over.

Where do the bus tours go? What do they do?

The bus tours stop at manned viewing sites along the Hudson River. Each bus has an educator on board to tell the story of the eagle’s flight to recovery, their current conservation status and to answer questions about eagle identification and natural history.  At each stop, spotters with scopes are on hand to help tour goers view eagles and interpret bird behavior. Tours will stop at 3 of the following locations: Croton Boat Ramp, George’s Island, New Croton Dam, Steamboat Dock, Riverfront Green.

Participants should be prepared to walk up to ¼ mile from the bus on frozen, muddy, snowy, or icy ground.

Will it be cold?

You bet it will be!  Eagles are more likely to congregate in the lower Hudson Valley when the temperatures are consistently cold and ice forms on the waterways. To keep you warm, the tents and theaters are heated, but we also suggest that you dress for the occasion.

How should I dress?

Dress for the weather!  EagleFest℠ Headquarters and the Theatre are heated.  For the best chance to see eagles at EagleFest℠ viewing sites you have to get outdoors.  Wear warm clothes, dress in layers and wear appropriate footgear. Scarves, gloves, and hats are highly recommended.

Are dogs allowed?

No, please leave your dog at home. Dogs should not be brought to viewing sites as they may scare birds away.

Will food be available?

Of course! A variety of food trucks with delicious goodies will be provided. However, some may only accept cash so come prepared.

Where can I get an EagleFest℠ Map?

EagleFest℠ maps are available in advance at Teatown’s Nature Center and on the day of the event at Croton Point Park and participating viewing sites.

What if it snows?

In case of a significant snow storm or other inclement weather, Teatown’s EagleFest℠ will be held on Sunday, February 11.  Last minute updates will be posted on Teatown’s website www.teatown.org, WHUD, WFAS, and Cablevision News 12. When in doubt, call Teatown at 914-762-2912 x130 for more information. Tickets purchased for the event will be honored on our snow date. Refunds for EagleFest℠ will be available until February 7 at midnight. Should the event be cancelled by Teatown, refunds will be made in full.