Tracy Aviary is open year-round, so why not take advantage of the slower season by getting to spend more quality time with the birds? Without the bustling crowds of the summer, Tracy Aviary is a beautiful place to come relax next to some roaming peafowl, watch the Keas play with all kinds of new toys, and hide out in the tropical warmth of the South American Pavilion. Free-flight encounters are held in a beautiful, heated space as well, so be sure to check that out!
And what’s the best part of all of this? On Wednesdays, November through March, admission is only $1! That dollar goes entirely toward conservation efforts to help ensure the continuation of endangered species protection programs, so you’re not only getting to visit Tracy Aviary; you’re also getting to help save the birds! Come on in, and expect to see some special surprises coming soon to Tracy Aviary!
December 7th, 14th, and 21st, from noon to 2 pm
Come celebrate Santa Saturdays at Tracy Aviary! Take your picture with our Christmas Pelican, enjoy some hot beverages, and warm your hands by the fire. Cozy up in our nice, warm Education Space to meet some new feathered friends, and watch Andy, our Andean Condor, open a special present from his trainers at 1:45 pm! You won’t want to miss this!
Book & Bird
Come join the fun at a story time especially for your chicks and owlets every Wednesday at 10:30 am! Our staff will read a special story about a bird, and after the story is done you can meet a bird from the story nose-to-beak! The stories are different each time, so take advantage of our Winter Wednesdays when admission is only $1 and come often for Book & Bird story time!
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Come participate in our 2013 Christmas Bird Count for Kids on Saturday, December 14th! This free program is open to children ages 8 and up, and gives them all the tools they need to discover the amazing birds around them. The Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is a tradition started in 1900 that encourages citizens across the country to report the birds that spend winter in their area by counting all the birds they see in one 24-hour period. It’s a fantastic way for people across the country to check in on their feathered neighbors. During our program, Aviary staff will guide participants in learning basics of binoculars use, practicing birding skills in Liberty Park, tallying results over hot cocoa, and celebrating our findings with a special encounter with our trained Bird Show stars!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?: Children ages 8 and up. Parents are welcome to participate.
DATE: Saturday December 14, 2013
TIME: 9:00am – 1:30pm (includes 20 minute lunch break)
LOCATION: Tracy Aviary, and Liberty Park (for birding)
RSVP: To sign up for this program, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and age, and parent/guardian name and contact number.
Space is limited and filling up fast, so RSVP quickly to reserve your spot!
Exploring Our Communitrees
Saturday, January 11th 2013
2:30pm in the Tracy Aviary Visitor Center Education Space
Join Tracy Aviary and TreeUtah on Saturday, January 11th for Exploring Our Communitrees, a program all about the magnificent birds and trees right in our back yard. Discover hidden wonders of our local trees up-close and personal, and have a few nose-to-beak experiences with some of our native birds that call them home during this hour-long experience. This program is free with Aviary admission. Pre-registration is highly encouraged but not required, will include your admission, and can be processed HERE.
*ALL EVENT SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*