Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 23, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.

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Aussie Aviary

You won’t believe your eyes in the Aussie Aviary, where hundreds of brightly colored Budgerigars, affectionately called budgies, flit and flutter through this free-flight, warm-weather exhibit. In the Aussie Aviary feeding the animals is encouraged! Guests can purchase seed sticks and feed the budgies, a variety of small slender parrots with long tapering tails. If you’re lucky the birds will land on your seed stick and let you keep them company while they enjoy a little nibble.

Hours (weather permitting):
Weekdays through Labor Day, September 1, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays through October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed for the season beginning October 1
Cost: $2/stick

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