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Today’s Schedule

Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to get up close with an African Penguin? Now you can! Mingle with one of our most recognizable birds in this popular interactive program! Learn about...

New! Falcon Encounter

Falcons are masters of the sky – and now you can meet one up close! Learn what makes these birds of prey so unique and well equipped for their environment...

Sloth Encounter

You can meet a sloth up-close on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:30 AM & Noon! Information and Pricing $100 per person Ages 3 and up. Children...

Birdwatching with a National Aviary Expert

Meet up with a National Aviary expert for a physically distanced exploration of the birds and wildlife in the National Aviary’s neighborhood!

NEW! Junior Owl Encounter

Learn all about what makes owls so unique, from their uncanny ability to turn their heads almost all the way around, to their exceptional eye sight, and silent flight. Plus...

Private Penguin Feeding

Join our colony of penguins along the rocky coast of Penguin Point in this interactive experience! Now you can get even closer to everyone’s favorite tuxedoed friends with a Private...

Armadillo Encounter

Get up close to an adorable armadillo! This unique opportunity is available daily at 10:30 AM Watch the National Aviary’s Southern three-banded Armadillo walk around and explore as you learn all...

Bird Meet & Greets

Daily at 10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Watch as a gorgeous Grey Crowned-crane or a cute Hooded Vulture flies right by you during a Flight Demonstration,...

Penguin Talk

Find out how the National Aviary is working to protect this endangered species, and learn how you can help African Penguins.

Kids Flamingo Yoga

Daily at 11 am Spread those wings, stand tall, and test your balance during a flamingo-inspired yoga session led by a National Aviary expert on the Aviary’s patio! Learn how...

NEW! Junior Penguin Encounter

Animal lovers of all ages can experience the thrill of an up-close visit with an African Penguin with a new Junior Penguin Encounter! Young children, accompanied by adults, can learn...

Sloth Encounter

You can meet a sloth up-close on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:30 AM & Noon! Information and Pricing $100 per person Ages 3 and up. Children...

Bird Meet & Greets

Daily at 10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Watch as a gorgeous Grey Crowned-crane or a cute Hooded Vulture flies right by you during a Flight Demonstration,...

Meet & Greet with Red the Scarlett Macaw

Reading with Red Meet & Greet’s with Red the Scarlet Macaw If you completed a book log of 50 books, you can meet Red, the Scarlet Macaw on one of...

Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to get up close with an African Penguin? Now you can! Mingle with one of our most recognizable birds in this popular interactive program! Learn about...

Flamingo Trek

Join our flock of flamingos on the beach of our Wetlands habitat! This unique opportuniy is available daily at 2:00 PM for ages 10+. Trek through the vegetation to the...

Hawk Encounter

The closest you’ll ever get to a bird of prey! Get nose to beak with one of the Aviary’s most fearless residents! Visit with a  hawk, discovering why these birds...

Condor Talk

Meet the Andean Condors of the National Aviary during daily talks with a National Aviary expert in the outdoor Condor Court habitat.

Bird Meet & Greets

Daily at 10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Watch as a gorgeous Grey Crowned-crane or a cute Hooded Vulture flies right by you during a Flight Demonstration,...

Bird Meet & Greets

Daily at 10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Watch as a gorgeous Grey Crowned-crane or a cute Hooded Vulture flies right by you during a Flight Demonstration,...

Penguin Talk

Find out how the National Aviary is working to protect this endangered species, and learn how you can help African Penguins.

Private Penguin Feeding

Join our colony of penguins along the rocky coast of Penguin Point in this interactive experience! Now you can get even closer to everyone’s favorite tuxedoed friends with a Private...

Owl Encounter

Whoooo wants to delve inside the mind of an owl? This unique opportunity is offered daily at 4:30 PM Meet one of the National Aviary’s most mysterious residents! Hold an...

Hang Out with a Sloth During a Sloth Encounter!

See a sloth up close during an Encounter and find out what makes them so unique.

Get to know an adorable Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth and learn about the adaptations that help these upside-down tree-dwellers thrive in the treetops.

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The National Aviary works to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds.

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