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.

Owl Prowls

When: November: 11/22, 11/29 | December: 12/5, 12/6, 12/13, 12/19, 12/27
January: 1/2, 1/4, 1/9, 1/10, 1/31 | February: 2/6, 2/7, 2/14, 2/20, 2/28 | March: 3/6, 3/14
Starts at 7pm | Admission: $11 per adult; $9 per child under 12.
To book, call Callie, our friendly Education Center at 636-225-4390 ext. 1.

Friends of World Bird Sanctuary receive a 10% discount. Groups of ten or more: $9 per person, regardless of age.
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: 4th Sunday in March • 10am - 4pm • Admission: FREE!
Celebrate eagles from around the world. Learn about eagles through our fun activities and presentations throughout the day. Be sure to bring your camera!




Camera Day

When: May 17th | 10am - 2pm
Admission: FREE! | Donations appreciated

This is your opportunity to see and photograph our birds in natural settings. We will also free-fly birds for photographers to get that perfect in-flight shot! Members of Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers (MONEP) will be on hand to advise visitors how to get great photos of our birds perched in natural settings. Sign up or Renew your WBS Friends Membership or Adopt-A-Bird on-site!

Amazing Animal Encounters

When: Memorial Day through Labor Day | 11:30 am and 2pm
Admission: FREE! | at the World Bird Sanctuary Ampitheater

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


National Trails Day

When: 1st Sunday in June • 9am - 1pm • 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.




Birds in Concert

When: Every Thursday in August • 7pm • Admission: FREE!
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!
Join us as we celebrate vultures with zoos and conservation groups around the world. Flight shows, kids activities, gifts and souvenirs!




Annual Open House

When: 3rd Weekend in October | 10am - 4pm
Admission: Admission and parking is FREE. No reservations required.
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. Sponsored by Ameren Missouri.