Important: In preparation for our annual Run Wild event, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. 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):
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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