The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

Plan Your Visit

Caring for birds and mammals is still our top priority during these uncertain times. Please consider helping today. Through your donation or membership, we can continue providing for animals at the National Aviary, as well as sustain our educational programming. Join us: we're all in this together:

The National Aviary Current Closures

Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary took proactive steps to close on March 14. We are continuing to closely monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution and following the recommendations of experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Aviary is temporarily closed. Please check back for updates on our reopening, and subscribe to our emails for virtual programming and bird updates.During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary.

An Island Getaway Awaits at the National Aviary

When we reopen, you'll be able to transport yourself to an island oasis with daily activities included with admission! Stroll through hallways lined with breezy palm trees and vibrant florals; roam tropical indoor habitats with lush greenery.

Hand-feed Rainbow Lorikeets in their NEWLY renovated habitat!

The Rainbow Lorikeets habitat is NOW open! Plus, you can now see two White-cheeked Turacos up close in the Rainbow Lorikeet habitat.

Get Close with NEW Daily Activities Included with Admission

  • NEW! Flamingo Island Adventure - 11:30 am & 2 pm
    Get an up close look at American Flamingos in the Wetlands, including the opportunity to feed them! Volunteer to hand-feed other beautiful island birds as they fly around you.



  • Royal Stoll with the Victoria Crowned Pigeons - 11 am & 3:30 pm
    Watch as these curious birds explore Canary’s Call, presented by Dollar Bank, strolling inches past your feet. You’ll learn all about Victoria Crowned Pigeons -the world’s largest pigeon species- a native of New Guinea!



  • Hang with the Bats - 3 pm
    Stand in awe as Malayan Flying Foxes spread their nearly five-foot wingspan, revealing their cute faces, during an interaction with our trainers. 

  • Hands-on Activities for Kids 
    Kids can dress up as like a bird expert and play with hands-on veterinary and birding toys!



  • Plus, learn about ocean trash and recycling (as shown below), backyard habitats, and islands during interactive daily cart activities.

Get Closer – NOW ONLY $3 each! OR Buy 2 for $5

  • Hand-feed Rainbow Lorikeets in their NEWLY Renovated Habitat!11:30 am, 2:30 pm & 4 pm
    Hold out a cup of nectar for remarkable Rainbow Lorikeets to fly down for a visit (and a snack)!



  • Birdly® – 11 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday; 10 am - 5 pm Saturday & Sunday
    Fly like an eagle through New York City on this full-body flight simulator. This is the closest you’ll ever come to knowing what it’s like to be a bird! Ask our Visitor Services desk to for more information about your flight!



  • NEW Immersive Bird Show: Coming Soon!
    Ask the Visitor Service's desk for details when you visit.



Want to Get Even Closer? Book an Animal Encounter!

Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind opportunities to get even closer to animals at the National Aviary. Guided by our expert trainers, you’ll learn how to interact with each unique species and learn all about their habitats, diets and behaviors! Click here for more information.

Also, learn about our NEW Junior Encounters including:

Other Special Events at the National Aviary

 

Upcoming Schedule Changes

  • Pardon our mess, we are refeathering our nest! The Grasslands is temporarily closed while we renovate the habitat.

PLEASE NOTE: The National Aviary is NOT an allergen-free facility, as many of our birds’ diets include nuts, seeds, and other potential human allergens.