This Summer Only, Journey to Africa Presented by Peoples!

From hornbills and cranes to penguins and birds of prey, get up close to African birds like never before! Enhanced safety protocols are in place. Capacity is limited, so you must 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.

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!

Flamingo Feeding

During this exciting talk, a National Aviary expert will venture into the Wetlands pond to feed the flock, highlighting some of the amazing adaptations of flamingos, like their beaks, which are specially adapted for filtering food from water.

NEW! African Adventure

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.

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!

NEW! Penguin Encounter

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

Vultures in Flight

Experience the thrill of watching two Hooded Vultures fly overhead during this immersive flight demonstration and talk.

Bird Meet and Greet

See an amazing bird—from parrots to owls—up close and discover what makes each species unique during a stop by the watering hole.

Pelican Talk

A National Aviary expert will highlight the fascinating adaptations of pelicans, including their huge beaks they use to scoop up—and catch—fish. A few guests may get the opportunity to toss fish to feed a pelican for an additional fee!

Condor Talk

Journey to Condor Court, the home of Andean Condors residing in a rocky cliff-side habitat.

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 Mingle

Join a flock of flamingos on the beach of the Wetlands habitat!

Tropical Rainforest Feeding

This feeding offers a chance to see species you may have never noticed before as they fly in to land in front of the stunning waterfall. 

NEW! African Adventure

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.

NEW! African Adventure

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.

NEW! 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.

Eagles of Africa

Get up close to a magnificent bird of prey from the continent of Africa and meet a Martial Eagle or a Golden Eagle.

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.

Get up close to an African Penguin with a National Aviary Animal Encounter!

Hand-feed members of our African Penguin colony their favorite treat at Penguin Point during a Private Penguin Feeding or watch as a penguin waddles up close to you during our NEW Penguin Encounter! Book a Jr. Penguin Encounter for the young penguin lover in your life, geared toward ages 6 and under.

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