Staff–Guided Tours and Programs
Enhance your group’s next visit to Tracy Aviary with a staff-guided program or tour! We are proud to offer schools, community groups, and other organizations a range of tours and presentations led by our resident bird experts.
Tours are limited to 15 participants per group. Simultaneous tours may be available for larger groups. Staff-guided experiences are scheduled based upon staff availability and should be booked 2-4 weeks in advance. Tours and programs typically run 45-60 minutes in duration, depending upon the topic and program chosen.
Our outreach presentations may also be performed for your group on-site. Audience sizes depend upon the program chosen. For the complete menu of these programs please visit the School and Community Outreach page.
*See Pricing below for information regarding FREE admission for school field trips and FREE wetland-focused programming!
General Aviary Tour
Allow our Aviary tour guides to select an array of their favorite Aviary birds to explore with your group during their visit.
ABCs of Birds Preschool Tour
Learn your ABCs with Tracy Aviary’s beautiful exhibit collection and an expert guide to lead the way. After discovering the first three letters of the alphabet with our birds, we will wrap up with a special activity for your early learners.
Adaptations and Habitats Tour (4th Grade Science Core Correlated)
Allow our expert guides to teach you all about Utah’s unique habitats and the ways in which birds survive in them.
Living Aviary Tour (3rd Grade Science Core Correlated)
How do animals depend on the living and non-living things in their habitats? Learn how each of the birds we visit connects to their surroundings.
Inherited Survival Tour (5th Grade Science Core Correlated)
Birds are some of the best survivalists around! Learn how inherited traits passed from parents to offspring, and the tiny changes that happen along the way, allow birds to better survive in their environments.
Wetlands Adaptation Tour- NEW, FREE THROUGH GRANT FUNDING (**see Pricing for details)
Meet some of the magnificent birds that depend on Utah’s wonderful wetlands! During this tour, participants will learn how wetland birds’ adaptations allow them to flourish in these important habitats, what makes a wetland a wetland, and how we all can protect them.
Tracy Aviary features many species of endangered birds with unique conservation stories. Join one of our bird experts to meet these special birds, and learn how humans can help or hinder their survival.
Can’t find a tour to suit your needs? We are able to build tours to address a wide variety of topics for any group, from native birding to neotropical migration stories. Contact our Bird Programs staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-596-8500 x116 for more information.
Scheduling a Staff-Guided Tour or Program
To book a staff-guided tour or program please submit a request with our Guided Tour/Program Request Form. A staff member will contact you back promptly regarding your experience.
The cost is in addition to admission fee.
Available Tours: $30 flat fee, max. 15 participants.
Custom tours: $50 flat fee, max. 15 participants.
Simultaneous tours may be available for larger groups.
Discount admission available for groups of 10 or more.
Admission plus $1.50 per participant, minimum $50.
FREE TEACHER ADMISSION
To assist you in planning your field trip, Tracy Aviary offers free individual admission to teachers, allowing you to preview our grounds and exhibits before your field trip to make the most of your group’s visit. To take advantage of this opportunity, simply come to Tracy Aviary and present your school teacher ID at the Admission window. Free Teacher Admission is only valid between September 1st and May 31st, and only includes admission for the teacher to whom the ID belongs.
*FREE ADMISSION for Field trips Offered During 2012-2013 School Year
Tracy Aviary offers free admission for school field trips during the 2012-2013 school year, thanks to generous support from the State of Utah. Advanced Scheduling is required. Dates and times are limited and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Teachers are encouraged to make their field trip more educational by adding a staff guided tour or program. Tour and on-site program fees apply for staff-led experiences. Book your field trip today! Email email@example.com.
**FREE WETLAND-FOCUSED TOURS AND PROGRAMS for Field Trips Offered Spring 2013- Spring 2014
Tracy Aviary is excited to offer grant-funded program opportunities for schools, community groups, and other organizations, courtesy of Utah Department of Water Quality. From Spring 2013 to Spring 2014 your group can take advantage of a free staff-guided wetlands tour or program as an addition to your field trip. Tours and programs must be reserved in advance and are subject to staff availability. Take advantage of our grant-funded programming and free field trip admission during the 2012-2013 school year for a free class visit, education program included! For scheduling, please use the above request form. For descriptions of grant programs that can be performed on or off-site, please visit our School and Community Outreach page.
Scheduling A Non-Staff Guided Field trip
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your field trip today!
Hours & Rates
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