Insider's Guide: National Aviary

Insider's Guide: National Aviary

Enjoy immersive, awe-inspiring experiences at the National Aviary

Get to know the more than 500 birds that call the National Aviary home! Experience immersive, natural habitats like the Tropical Rainforest, where a family of Victoria Crowned Pigeons strut right past your feet and Snowy Egrets fly by your head. Visit a colony of African Penguins at Penguin Point, “flamingle” with American Flamingos in the Wetlands or enjoy serenity in the Grasslands.

Immersive Experiences 

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Meet majestic birds during a variety of immersive experiences available exclusively at the National Aviary. Freely explore the beautiful habitats, and meet signature species during engaging experiences included with admission, such as the Wetlands or Tropical Rainforest Feeding. For an additional fee, experience the joy of feeding the African Penguins, meet a bird of prey, or hang out with a Linnaeus’s Two-toed sloth. You also can watch the National Aviary’s dedicated team feed the birds, maintain habitats and provide veterinary care.

Summer Programs at The National Aviary

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Meet a Junior Toucan | Daily at 10:30 a.m. except Tuesdays
Designed with your little ones (6 and under) in mind, this experience lets you get amazing photos and videos as your child meets one of the smaller, brightly-beaked toucans at the Aviary. Interactive activities and stories about toucans round out the program. Additional Fee

Tropical Rainforest Feeding | Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Macaws and pigeons and sloths, oh my! A National Aviary expert takes guests deeper into the Tropical Rainforest to learn more about this fascinating ecosystem. Included with admission

Wetlands Feeding | Daily at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Experience the acrobatic flight of a Blue-belled Rollier, learn how much a Brown Pelican’s pouch can hold, and more fascinating facts about our feathered friends from a National Aviary expert. Included with admission

Interactive Penguin Feeding | Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Join a National Aviary expert and our tuxedoed friends at Penguin Point to hand-feed the colony. Dive into all things African Penguin and find out their favorite fish during meal time. Additional Fee

Get Your Tickets in Advance

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The National Aviary is open daily

It is recommended for guests to pre-purchase tickets online.

National Aviary Traditional Members have access to a flock of great benefits including free general admission! Learn more about the perks of being a Member.

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