We are currently planning for the 2021 crane season.
Sandhill Cranes. Photo: Richard Derevan
Crane Season Visitor Center Hours: Open daily 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Making reservations, helpful tips & photography policy.
This tour is designed for photographers and allows the use of tripods and continuous shooting mode which are not allowed on the regular Guided Crane Tours.
Spend a night with thousands of cranes!!!
An indoor experience for families to view cranes!
Want to see the cranes? Here are some tips to plan for your trip!
Watch Sandhill Cranes return to their river roost from the comfort of the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center. This program begins with our “Crane Behavior Basics” class followed by crane viewing from inside the visitor center.
Crane Viewing during the Fall Migration
Rowe Sanctuary hosts tens of thousands of sandhill cranes each spring. Watch it here!
Learn the basics about the majestic Sandhill Cranes that migrate through the Platte River in Nebraska each spring.
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Volunteers are critical to the operations at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary. Take a look at our volunteer opportunities and consider joining this incredible team.
Your generous support helps to ensure that Sandhill Cranes and other wildlife that depend on the Platte River will have this wonderful resource for years to come.
Our gift shop has a wide variety of items and your purchase supports our conservation efforts along the Platte River in south-central Nebraska.