Another Mother’s Day freebie: Moms can visit Carolina Raptor Center free of charge on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th, 2016. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The center will also be providing pastries, juice and coffee. Carolina Raptor Center, located in Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road in Huntersville, is dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of birds of prey. Visitors walk the nature trail to view hawks, owls, eagles and other birds, who are either being rehabilitated for eventual re-introduction to the wild, or are being cared for long-term.