This Spring at the National Aviary

Take a break from dreary winter weather and plan a fun weekend in warm habitats at the National Aviary! All season long, Seaside Escape offers new daily activities (many included with admission!) and new experiences like our Jr. Toucan Encounter. Plan your visits during our special event weekends to celebrate all things flamingo, penguin, and spring!


Flamingo Fest

Saturday & Sunday, February 25-26

11 am – 3 pm

Included with admission

Get ready to fla-mingle! Put on your finest pink attire for Flamingo Fest, sponsored by TribLIVE. Make a fun flamingo craft, learn about all things flamingo from the experts at the Aviary, and meet the flock in the newly renovated Wetlands habitat.

Six flamingos wade in water

Have the most fabulous Flamingo Fest ever and buy a ticket for a painting experience with Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas (MariasIdeas.com) on Saturday, February 25, when you’ll create a flamingo portrait to take home. Learn more!

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Penguin-palooza

Saturday & Sunday, March 18-19

11 am – 3 pm

Included with admission

Waddle on over to the National Aviary and celebrate everyone’s favorite flightless feathered friends: penguins! Meet the colony of African Penguins in Penguin Point, watch a fun feeding and talk with National Aviary experts, find out what makes penguins so unique, and even make your own penguin craft. Learn how you can help penguins and other marine life every day.

Make it a penguin party! Buy a ticket for Brushes and Birds, a step-by-step painting class hosted by Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas (MariasIdeas.com), and create a picture-perfect penguin portrait on March 18. Learn more!

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Eggstravaganza

A Mariana Fruit-Dove and its chick

Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, Friday & Saturday, April 7-8

11 am – 3 pm

Included with admission

Hop on over to the National Aviary for a spring celebration! You’ll have an egg-cellent time exploring the Aviary’s immersive habitats and searching for eggs on an egg-themed scavenger hunt. Experience a fun and engaging story time and craft!

For more spring celebrations, mark your calendar for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 9! Tickets will be available soon.

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Enhanced safety protocols at the National Aviary include limited capacity to help you avoid crowds while enjoying immersive experiences with beautiful birds. Click here to learn more.

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