Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the National Aviary! Explore tropical habitats with enhanced safety protocols in place, including face masks regardless of vaccination status and hand sanitization stations throughout the facility. Learn more about keeping safety top of mind during your next visit. We strongly encourage guests to reserve tickets ahead of their visit.

You now have a chance to symbolically adopt the newest member of our colony! You’ll receive a plush, photo, fact sheet, and adoption certificate. Help support the National Aviary’s high standard of care for this chick and the rest of the African Penguin colony today!

General Admission Pricing

Children under 2: Free

Children (ages 2-12): $14.95

Seniors (ages 60+): $16.95

Adults: $17.95

Purchasing timed tickets in advance is greatly encouraged. Tickets will only be sold at the door depending on availability and capacity limits.

Reserve Tickets in Advance!

Become a member of the National Aviary and enjoy free admission, along with many other benefits!

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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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