Eagle Pass



Opened in April 2009, Eagle Pass promotes a strong message of “backyard” conservation. All of the raptors featured in this exhibit were rescued and rehabilitated at the Texas State Aquarium.

Perhaps the most regal raptor of the exhibit is Grace, a bald eagle. Rehabilitated in Alaska, Grace was deemed non-releasable and will have a permanent home in Eagle Pass, where visitors can get an up-close and personal look at our country’s national bird. 


Cowboy, a crested caracara, came to the Aquarium through its Wildlife Rehabilitation Program.



Measuring over 60 feet long, 20 feet high, and containing 36,000 pounds of rock work shaped to mimic a west Texas canyon, Eagle Pass is a first-class bird of prey exhibit that showcases both the Aquarium’s raptor collection and wildlife rehabilitation efforts.

Our goal is that Aquarium guests will walk away with a better understanding of these majestic creatures, and more importantly, what each of us can do to ensure their survival.

Donate to provide a safe haven for our residents–Grace, Gus, Mortimer, and Cowboy.