Please note: Due to our annual wine-tasting event, Uncorked, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. General admission tickets will be sold through 3:30 p.m.

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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, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • August 31 - September 30, weekends only
  • Closed for the season beginning October 1

Cost: $3/stick

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