Enjoy a Tropical Retreat!

Connect with nature in lush habitats where colorful birds fly freely around you. Enhanced safety protocols are in place and capacity is limited. We strongly encourage guests to reserve tickets ahead of their visit.

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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.

Private Penguin Feeding Animal Encounter

Now you can get even closer to everyone’s favorite tuxedoed friends with a Private Penguin feeding!

African Penguin Feeding

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

Junior Zookeeper Encounter

Meet two unique National Aviary residents–an owl and an armadillo during this exciting encounter geared toward our junior fans!

Junior Penguin Encounter

Animal lovers of all ages can experience the thrill of an up-close visit with an African Penguin with a Junior Penguin Encounter!

Penguin Encounter

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

Sloth Painting Encounter

In this memorable experience, participants will have the unique opportunity to watch our resident artist and sloth ambassador, Valentino, create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for each participant to take home!

Flamingo Island Adventure

Learn about these vibrant birds from a National Aviary expert, who will venture into the Wetlands pond to feed the flock.

Tropical Rainforest Feeding

Some of the habitat’s seldom seen residents will fly in and offer stunning views during this expert-led feeding and talk.

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!

Penguin Encounter

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

Falcon Encounter

Learn about the fascinating adaptations that make falcons masters of the sky, from their aerodynamic wings to their strong talons, and hooked beaks.

Hang with the Bats

Head to Canary’s Call to meet a different kind of winged creature: a colony of Malayan Flying Foxes.

Owl Encounter

Whoooo wants to hold a mysterious owl?

Private Penguin Feeding Animal Encounter

Now you can get even closer to everyone’s favorite tuxedoed friends with a Private Penguin feeding!

African Penguin Feeding

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

Check out our Virtual Offerings!

Visit us online with a wide variety of programming.

Pick up a paintbrush and create a masterpiece! In this virtual painting class, learn to paint a Mariana Fruit-Dove portrait during May’s Virtual Brushes and Birds featuring local artist Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas; MariasIdeas.com. Enjoy a variety of engaging online classes for people of all ages!

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