Go on a Seaside Escape!

Warm up in tropical habitats and experience dynamic daily programming that explores the vibrant and colorful world of coastal and tropical species. Plan your 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.

Watch an African Penguin Feeding!

Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Join an adorable colony of African Penguins on the rocky shores of Penguin Point during mealtime. These tuxedoed birds swim and waddle by...

Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding

For an additional fee, head into the habitat with a cup of sweet nectar—the inquisitive lorikeets will fly down to gently land on your outstretched arm to drink nectar.

African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel

Explore the biodiverse continent of Africa during African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel.

Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to meet an African Penguin? Now you can for just $44 per person! Member Price: $39.60 Includes General Admission Ages 6+ This unique opportunity is offered...

Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding

For an additional fee, head into the habitat with a cup of sweet nectar—the inquisitive lorikeets will fly down to gently land on your outstretched arm to drink nectar.

Sloth Encounter + Painting

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,...

Tropical Rainforest Feeding

The Tropical Rainforest is home to nearly 100 birds, and this crowd-pleasing, expert-led talk offers the chance to see species you may have never noticed before, like the stunning Superb Starling or the beautiful Pied Imperial Pigeon.

Owl Encounter

Learn about the unique adaptations of owls, from their uncanny ability to turn their head almost all the way around, to their exceptional eye sight, and silent flight.

African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel

Explore the biodiverse continent of Africa during African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel.

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.

Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding

For an additional fee, head into the habitat with a cup of sweet nectar—the inquisitive lorikeets will fly down to gently land on your outstretched arm to drink nectar.

Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to meet an African Penguin? Now you can for just $44 per person! Member Price: $39.60 Includes General Admission Ages 6+ This unique opportunity is offered...

Discover the Rainforest

Daily at 3:00 p.m. Go deeper into the Tropical Rainforest with a National Aviary expert. Explore the wide range of animals that call rainforests home, from Victoria Crowned Pigeons and...

Watch an African Penguin Feeding!

Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Join an adorable colony of African Penguins on the rocky shores of Penguin Point during mealtime. These tuxedoed birds swim and waddle by...

Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding

For an additional fee, head into the habitat with a cup of sweet nectar—the inquisitive lorikeets will fly down to gently land on your outstretched arm to drink nectar.

What bird has one of the most recognizable beaks? A toucan!

Geared for children under 6 and their families, you can get up close to an aracari, one of the smaller toucan species! Talk with a National Aviary expert to learn all about these birds and the amazing ways that they can use their beaks as tools.

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