The National Aviary isn't just a bird conservation institution, but a teaching organization and a fun place to visit. Every day, visitors can enjoy the collection of over 600 birds in indoor and outdoor free-flight spaces, participate in feedings and learn about avian habitats, behavior and conservation. With a little planning, you can arrange to get up close and personal with a penguin, a raptor or a flamingo. Or, for $250, you can become a trainer for a day, shadowing the staff and helping take care of the birds. The Penguin Talk (daily at 2:15PM) and FliteZone Parrots show in the Rose Garden are both highly recommended—but you have to choose, so decide in advance.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Animal Life, Sports and the Outdoors
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