In an effort to continue to do our part to control the spread of the Coronavirus, some events and experiences the World Bird Sanctuary will be postponed or cancelled. Seating limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. WBS is committed to stopping the spread of Covid-19. For this reason, strict social distancing will be practiced. Due to the new St. Louis Mask Mandate, masks must be worn while a six foot social distance is not possible. Check our Facebook page for most up to date info!
Raptor Awareness Week
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All week long World Bird Sanctuary will be out and about in the St. Louis community raising awareness about raptors! We’ll be bringing live birds to local favorite spots and going live on social media to give everyone a chance to learn about these amazing birds of prey and why they are so important. Come find us in person, and follow us online!
MONDAY 4/5 @ 11 am – 1 pm: Powder Valley Nature Center (Kirkwood)
TUESDAY 4/6 @ 6 pm – 8 pm: The Gramophone (The Grove)
WEDNESDAY 4/7 @ 11 am – 1 pm: Flowers & Weeds (Cherokee Street)
THURSDAY 4/8 @ 6 pm – 8 pm: Melvin Brewing (Eureka)
FRIDAY 4/9 @ 11 am – 1 pm: Kaldi’s Coffee (Kirkwood)
SATURDAY 4/10 @ 10 am – 2 pm: Cahokia Mounds (Collinsville, IL)
SATURDAY 4/10 @ 2 pm – 6 pm: Urban Chestnut Biergarten (Midtown)
SUNDAY 4/11 @ 10 am – 2 pm: City Museum (Downtown)
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at World Bird Sanctuary
Cost: $50/person, ages 21+ only
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1920’s glamour meets present day fun. Take a step back in time while listening to era music and sipping on signature drinks and desserts. Discretion is paramount and entry is by password only. Guys suit up and girls dress to impress. A little bird once told me, ” a little glitz never hurt nobody!” You never know who or what might show up during the evening. Live music from More Fools Than Wise acapella group, and signature drinks to be served: Demeter’s Dry Martini, Murdoch’s Manhattan, Solo’s Sazerac, Olive’s Old Fashion, Goober’s Gimlet. Limited seating due to Covid-19 restrictions. Masks must be worn until seated.
Make your trip to World Bird Sanctuary even more memorable with one of our many Guest Experiences! There are lots of activities available to enhance your visit – get up close and personal with some of our animal ambassadors who can’t wait to meet you!
Amazing Animal Encounters
Weekends at 11 am & 3 pm
General Admission: $10 • Children under 12: $5 • Children under 3: Free Buy Tickets Here
Are you ready for an exciting animal learning experience? Check out our 30 minute Amazing Animal Encounters! Watch birds of prey fly right over your head, snakes slither across the stage, macaws speak the English language, and much more! Every program showcases different animals, so each day is a unique experience.
Books & Buddies
Fridays at 10 am
Admission is Free, $2 donation requested
Seating limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. • Masks required to attend
Looking for some exciting outdoor learning for your little ones? Join us for a fun story time experience with Books & Buddies!
We’ll hang out outside and read a story together, and then you’ll meet one of our animal ambassadors!
Available Daily for Ages 13 and Up
- Each experience approximately 30 minutes.
- Tickets for Guest Experiences available for same-day purchase in our Raptique Gift Shop. Please call ahead to be sure your experience is available for same-day purchase (636) 431-1333.
- Tickets available for purchase online here dates and times are subject to availability. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing if you need a specific date.
- Guest Experiences are not guaranteed to be private, unless your group fills the maximum capacity of 15.
- World Bird Sanctuary reserves the right to cancel any Guest Experience due to unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation, every attempt will be made to reschedule, or refunds will be offered.
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your Guest Experience to give yourself time to purchase tickets and get to the Guest Experience location.
Parrot Party: (currently unavailable during colder weather)
WBS Member Price: $27 each • Non-Member Price: $30 each Buy Tickets here
This very special Guest Experience features “Waylon,” a blue-and-gold macaw who loves people and attention, and who can step up to your hand and entertain you with a lovable personality and a special ability to mimic certain words. Let one of our Naturalists guide you in this unforgettable experience!
Emu Encounter: daily at 1 pm
WBS Member Price: $27 each • Non-Member Price: $30 each Buy Tickets Here
Come meet our emus up close and personal! Offer them food, feel their coarse feathers, and get some amazing pictures with the two best emus around; all while learning about the natural history of emus from one of our Naturalists. You will get to enter their enclosure with the Naturalist to guide you through this one of a kind experience. Children under the age of 13 will be able to enter the corale and interact with the emus through the fence.
Handle an Exotic Raptor: daily at 2 pm
WBS Member Price: $36 each • Non-Member Price: $40 each Buy Tickets Here
A very special opportunity, indeed – Let one of our Naturalists guide you on how to hold a non-native raptor! With a special falconry glove provided, one of our feathered ambassadors will step up to your hand, giving you a personal and up-close encounter with a talon-ted predator.
Paint with Sprinkles: daily upon request
WBS Member Price: $67 each • Non-Member Price: $75 each • $100 if booked the day of
Sprinkles the Emu is painting! Through positive reinforcement, he has been trained to paint with the help of another person. YOU can also paint with Sprinkles, and keep the one of a kind painting that you two make together! We treat the painting once it’s dry and ship it to you. After painting with Sprinkles, spend some quality time with the artist!
You pick 2 colors (additional colors for $5). Ages 5+ (5-12 year olds will need an adult’s assistance) Assisting adults & other non-painting participants will need to purchase Emu Encounter tickets to enter the enclosure, otherwise guests wait in the public viewing area. Sprinkles can only paint 1 painting per day, so booking in advance is recommended. Book by calling 636-225-4390.