Our Nature Center’s new hours are now 10am-4pm. Please note that our gift shop has moved to the Visitor’s Center.
The rest of the sanctuary will still be open from 8am-5pm. Nature Center animals include: reptiles, arachnids, parrots, fruit bats and armadillo.


Help us save endangered bird species and their habitats today.
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Call our Wildlife Hospital for assistance at (636) 861-1392. More Info –>

Your Visit

Take a virtual tour and find out what to expect during your visit. Take a Tour –>


Adopt-A-Bird for yourself or as a gift. Adopt Now –>

We are open and accessible!! Due to the grandiose construction project at Routes 141 and 44 there is a detour to reach us.

All traffic is being detoured to the new entrance to Meramec Street on the Valley Park exit ramp from 44 West / North Highway Drive.
As you can see, you can directly access this entryway from 44 West (exit Valley Park), from North Highway Drive, or by traveling on the outer road on the opposite side of Highway 44 (South Highway Drive), turning left on the Maritz overpass and then left again on North Highway Drive. Download Map Detour Here

Amazing Animal Encounters

every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day
shows at 11:30am and 2:00pm at World Bird Sanctuary Amphitheater

Admission is FREE! • Sponsored by Ameren Missouri.

Exciting and individually unique shows presented by our Naturalists who will share fascinating information about a variety of our birds, mammals and reptiles. Learn about the amazing animals that share our planet and what you can do to help them survive.

During each 25 minute presentation you’ll get to meet some of the animals that call WBS home and even see some fly!

Our Mission

World Bird Sanctuary preserves, protects and inspires to safeguard bird species as part of the global community for future generations.


Our Vision

To create a world where diverse bird species are secure and thriving in a variety of stable ecological communities.

Non-Profit Status

World Bird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides refuge to over 270 residents and rehabilitation and emergency care for up to 400 patients every year. We receive no state, federal or county funding and rely on donations from the public, corporate and foundation supporters to achieve our mission.

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