This Winter, Escape to a Tropical Paradise at the National Aviary!

Meet tropical birds and get up close to colorful macaws and even curious armadillos with immersive habitats and interactive daily programming! Enhanced safety protocols are in place and capacity is limited, so get your tickets in advance.

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Today’s Schedule

Sloth Encounter

Spend time with a Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth. Learn about these adorable creatures and what it’s like to spend life upside-down.

African Penguin Feeding

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

Jr. Penguin Encounter

Jr. Penguin Encounter Introduce your little one to an adorable penguin! Available to visitors at $33 per personMember Price: $29.70 per personIncludes General AdmissionAges 6 and underOffered daily at 10:30...

African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel

This immersive bird show takes the audience through grasslands, savannahs, deserts, and to tropical forests to encounter some of the amazing and diverse species that call the African continent home.

Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to meet an African Penguin? Now you can!

Tropical Rainforest Feeding

Daily at 12 & 2:30 pm During this expert-led talk, see some of the beautiful birds residing in the Tropical Rainforest. This habitat, full of dense greenery and tall trees,...

Sloth Painting Encounter

Sloth Painting Available to visitors at $99 per personMember Price: $89.10Includes General AdmissionAges 3+You can see a sloth daily at 12:30 pm, except Tuesdays! Immersive Experience In this memorable experience,...

Meet a Tropical Friend

Join a National Aviary expert in the Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theater to meet a tropical bird like a Turquoise-fronted Amazon parrot or a Scarlet Macaw, or even an armadillo!

Falcon Encounter

Falcon Encounter Available to visitors at $74 per personMember Price: $66.60 per personIncludes General AdmissionAges 6+Available daily at 1:30 p.m. Immersive Experience Learn about the fascinating adaptations that make falcons...

Tropical Bat Hangout

Flock to Canary’s Call Presented by Dollar Bank to meet a group of Malayan Flying Foxes, a surprisingly cute megabat species!

African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel

This immersive bird show takes the audience through grasslands, savannahs, deserts, and to tropical forests to encounter some of the amazing and diverse species that call the African continent home.

Owl Encounter

Owl Encounter Whoooo wants to hold a mysterious owl?! Available to visitors at $74 per personMember Price: $66.60Includes General AdmissionAges 6+This unique opportunity is offered daily at 3:00 p.m. Immersive...

Tropical Rainforest Feeding

Daily at 12 & 2:30 pm During this expert-led talk, see some of the beautiful birds residing in the Tropical Rainforest. This habitat, full of dense greenery and tall trees,...

Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to meet an African Penguin? Now you can!

African Penguin Feeding

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

Come “hang” out during a National Aviary Sloth Encounter!

Meet a sloth up close! Learn about their amazing adaptations for life upside-down from one of our experts. Get the opportunity to touch their soft fur and feed them some of their favorite snacks all while supporting the National Aviary’s mission!

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