Hours & Admissions

The National Aviary is open daily 10 am – 5 pm

In 2018, we are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and we close at 3 pm on New Year's Eve.
For additional closed dates please check our daily calendar.

Attention Visitors: Please note this important bridge closure near the National Aviary.

Admission Prices:

*Children under 2 are free. 

*Children: ages 2-12.


Interactive Live Bird Presentations


Daily 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theater

Except for Tuesdays when our birds are resting.

You’ll be amazed by the wild wonders of the Amazon in this interactive live bird presentation. Visit the National Aviary’s newly renovated Helen M. Schmidt FliteZoneTM Theater! Meet our new Toco Toucan, marvel at a Southern Three-banded Armadillo, make friends with Valentino the sloth, and be mesmerized by colorful macaws! Learn how these tropical species interact with their environments and what sustainable choices you can make to help protect the world’s rainforests!

Tickets are available at a Visitor Services desk for $5.

Until December 31, Members save $1 on tickets to Amazing Amazon! 
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National Aviary Members enjoy unlimited, free admission year-round.

Tickets for theater programs and Encounters are non-refundable and non-transferable to a different day/time.



Groups of 15 or more paying in a single transaction are eligible for admission discounts and experiences, like close-up encounters and live bird shows!