Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

The National Aviary is open:

Mondays from 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesdays from 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesdays from 10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays from 10 am – 5 pm
Fridays from 10 am – 5 pm

Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm
Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm

The National Aviary is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Please visit our calendar to learn about late nights and early closures. Tickets must be reserved prior to your visit. Tickets will only be sold at the door depending on availability and capacity limits.

Please visit our COVID Information page for policy updates.


General Admission Pricing

Children under 2: Free

Children (ages 2-12): $14.95

Seniors (ages 60+): $16.95

Adults: $17.95

Reserve Tickets in Advance!

Become a member of the National Aviary and enjoy free admission, along with many other benefits! Members must still reserve tickets prior to visiting!

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“The exhibits were interactive and up close, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and safety precautions were well-thought-out and enforced.”

National Aviary Visitor

A note to our guests: At this time, group discounts, previously held free passes or vouchers, complimentary admission for university students and partner organizations, and reciprocal admission for members of other zoos, aquariums, and gardens cannot be applied to timed entry tickets. Please contact info@aviary.org to schedule your visit.

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