Hours & Admission
The National Aviary is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. 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.
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, now including general admission! Pre-book an encounter when you purchase tickets to see and interact with an African Penguin, sloth, flamingo, bird of prey, or armadillo!
General Admission Pricing
Children (ages 2-12): $16
Children under 2: Free
National Aviary Members, join us for Member-only Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 11 am for exclusive access!
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit.