Calendar of Events

For reservations call (636) 225-4390

Keeper Talks

When: Every Saturday & Sunday | 9am Admission: FREE!
Have you ever wondered? What do the birds eat? Where does the food come from? Where did these birds come from? Join one of our keepers as they do the morning feeding on our exhibit line, and learn about what we feed the birds, where they come from, and a lit bit about the individual birds that you will meet! Meet opposite the wildlife hospital or catch up with the walk on your own.

Hey! There's Nature in My Woods!

When: June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 26, Oct 24 • Check-in at 8:30am
Admission: $11 for adults • $9 for children under 12
Reservations required: call (636) 225-4390 x 101
Join us for a leisurely 2-hour hike through our oak hickory forest to see what kind of nature is in our woods.
For more information visit Hey! There's Nature in My Woods

Annual Open House

When: October 17th and 18th | 10am - 4pm
Admission: Admission and parking is FREE. No reservations required.
Sponsored by Ameren MO
Learn all about World Bird Sanctuary and the work that we do to save threatened bird species and their habitats! Behind-the-scenes tours of our breeding barn, animal and behavioral training center and wildlife hospital, which are normally closed to the public. See education programs featuring live animals presented in our amphitheater twice daily and children’s programs presented at Kid’s Corners twice daily. Free children’s activities and craft center. Giveaways from Whole Foods Market.

Avian Training Workshop

When: November 5 - 8, 2015 | Registration Required | Cost: $700 per person | $800 after 10/1/15 This intensive 4-day workshop will cover many topics including: Establishing your own program, working with and training your bird, transportation, perch types, diet, weight management. Hands-on experience will include making jesses, flying a Harris Hawk and/or Barn Owl, help train a new behavior and much more.
Register Now for Avian Training Workshop

Owl Prowls

When: November through March • at 7pm
Admission: $15 for adults • $10 for children under 12
Groups of ten or more, $10 per person, regardless of age
Reservations required: call (636) 225-4390 x 1
Come over to the Dark Side and meet the amazing birds that exist by moonlight. Owl Prowls offer an exciting opportunity to learn more about the fascinating lives of owls. Join one of our Naturalists at our evening programs - a 30 minute presentation featuring live flying owls, followed by an easy night hike around our grounds as we try and find wild Barred Owls and Great-horned Owls who are busy setting up territories and finding mates for the winter owl breeding season!

World Eagle Day

When: Last Sunday in March • 10am - 4pm • Admission: FREE! | Sponsored by Ameren MO
Celebrate eagles from around the world. Learn about eagles through our fun activities and presentations throughout the day. Be sure to bring your camera!

International Migratory Bird Day

When: May 2016; 9am - 1pm
at World Bird Sanctuary | Admission: FREE!

American Hiking Society's National Trails Day

When: 1st Saturday in June
at World Bird Sanctuary | Admission: FREE!

Enjoy the outdoors with this family-friendly event and 3 different length trails to suit your pace! Naturalists with live animals will be at stations along each trail.

Amazing Animal Encounters

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day
11:30 am and 2pm | Admission: FREE!
at the World Bird Sanctuary Amphitheater
| Sponsored by Ameren MO

Free, fun, family-friendly environmental education programs are presented by our naturalists, using snakes, parrots, birds and mammals to teach you about the amazing creatures that share our planet, and what we can do to help them survive

Birds in Concert

When: Every Thursday in August • 7pm • Admission: FREE! | Sponsored by Ameren MO
Different performers each night. Live birds and free-flight demonstrations accompany musical selections. Pack a picnic to enhance the magic of our outdoor amphitheater.

International Vulture Awareness Day - IVAD

When: 1st Saturday in September • 9am - 1pm • Admission: FREE! | Sponsored by Ameren MO
Join us as we celebrate vultures with zoos and conservation groups around the world. Flight shows, kids activities, gifts and souvenirs!