This Summer Only: Experience World of Oceans at the National Aviary!

Open Daily! Meet beautiful waterbirds like flamingos and penguins during exciting new daily programs. Explore interactive play spaces where underwater creatures respond to your movements and your drawings come to life.

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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.

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...

Lorikeet Feeding

Daily at 10:30 am 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm The appropriately named Rainbow Lorikeet adds a splash of color to the forests of Australia! Take a stroll through Canary’s Call...

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...

African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel

Daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Explore the biodiverse continent of Africa during African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel. Experience the thrill of an African Penguin waddling by just...

Tropical Rainforest Feeding

Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 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...

Wonderful Waterbirds

Daily at 12, 1, & 3 pm Get the chance to get closer than ever before to a colorful flamingo when you join a National Aviary expert in the Helen...

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,...

Lorikeet Feeding

Daily at 10:30 am 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm The appropriately named Rainbow Lorikeet adds a splash of color to the forests of Australia! Take a stroll through Canary’s Call...

African Penguin Expert Talk

Daily at 12:30 pm Learn about one of the world’s most fascinating seabirds: the African Penguin. Join an expert to dive into all things African Penguin and find out how...

Wonderful Waterbirds

Daily at 12, 1, & 3 pm Get the chance to get closer than ever before to a colorful flamingo when you join a National Aviary expert in the Helen...

African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel

Daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Explore the biodiverse continent of Africa during African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel. Experience the thrill of an African Penguin waddling by just...

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 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 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...

Wonderful Waterbirds

Daily at 12, 1, & 3 pm Get the chance to get closer than ever before to a colorful flamingo when you join a National Aviary expert in the Helen...

Lorikeet Feeding

Daily at 10:30 am 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm The appropriately named Rainbow Lorikeet adds a splash of color to the forests of Australia! Take a stroll through Canary’s Call...

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...

See your favorite seabird during a National Aviary Penguin Encounter!

Meet an African Penguin up close! Learn about their amazing adaptions for life on (and under!) the water from one of our experts. Get the opportunity to feel their back feather and watch them waddle around the room all while supporting the National Aviary’s mission!

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