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.

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


American Hiking Society's National Trails Day

When: June 6, 2015 • 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! | 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.
For full list of dates and performances visit Birds in Concert 2015




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!




Annual Open House

When: 3rd Weekend in October | 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.

Owl Prowls

When: November through March • at 7pm
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!