Hours & Admission
Seasonal Schedule Changes: This fall, the National Aviary is open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10 am – 5 pm. Plan your visit to enjoy new daily activities. We have adopted enhanced safety protocols and are now offering a timed ticketing experience that allows visitors to enjoy all of the National Aviary’s immersive habitats while maintaining physical distancing. Learn more about the steps we can take together to stay safe.
The National Aviary is Open:
- Tuesday, November 24th
- Tuesday, December 29th
- New Year’s Day
The National Aviary is Closed:
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
The National Aviary is open late between Christmas and New Year’s Eve!
The National Aviary closes at 3 pm EST on New Year’s Eve.
About Your Visit
Guests may arrive at any point during their time slot. Tickets will be available at the door, but we strongly encourage pre-booking tickets to ensure your spot is reserved.
Get even closer during your visit with an Animal Encounter. Animal Encounters now include general admission! Pre-book an encounter when you purchase tickets to see and interact with an African Penguin, sloth, flamingo, or bird of prey!
General Admission Pricing
Children under 2: Free
Children (ages 2-12): $14.95
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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 email@example.com to schedule your visit.