COVID-19 Protocols for Visiting World Bird Sanctuary
The CDC and St. Louis County Health Department no longer require masks for vaccinated individuals. Please note – at this time vaccination is only available for persons 12 years of age and older. Many of World Bird Sanctuary’s visitors are not of age to receive vaccination, so we strongly encourage everyone to continue wearing a mask at our facility. Read St. Louis County Statement Here
2021 Fete du Feather Gala and Auction
World Bird Sanctuary invites you to our 2020 Fete du Feather Gala and Auction: A Celebration of Feathers! The night includes dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, live music and a special appearance by the one and only…Clark!
More Information Here
Stars & Stripes
July 3rd 9 am – 2 pm @ Endangered Wolf Center
Adults $30, Child $20 Buy Tickets Here
Celebrate the wildlife of America with the Endangered Wolf Center and special guests from World Bird Sanctuary. Join us on Saturday, July 3rd to learn about the iconic bald eagle and our All-American wolf, the American red wolf! From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., our Stars & Stripes Program will run at the top of every hour. These hour-long special programs include a meet and greet with a bald eagle and then a walk down Howl Road to our viewing platform for the chance to see American red wolves. Tickets are $30 per adult and $20 per child, which includes a free t-shirt while supplies last. Each program has a limit of 20 individuals, so register now to ensure your spot is saved.
June 29th, July 27th, August 31st: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Entry is $8/car
Come visit World Bird Sanctuary after hours for a fun filled night with different sensory stations involving nature and recycling, and also meet some of our animal ambassadors! With the help of Paraquad, we’ll be providing a sensory-friendly event that can be enjoyed by all.
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!
WOW! A World of Wings
Friday through Monday at 11 am & 3 pm, Thursday at 6 pm • May 28th – Sept 6th
General Admission: $10 • Children under 13: $5 • Children under 5: Free Buy Tickets Here
The world is full of many amazing things, but at World Bird Sanctuary we are celebrating a World of Wings! Join us this summer to see hawks, eagles, owls, vultures and more! Flying, flapping, hopping, skipping, singing, our birds do it all. Come see all the cool things that birds do and learn all of the ways birds impact the world, from your daily life to entire ecosystems. You’ll see why birds are simply the best animals on the whole planet!
Books & Buddies
Alternating Mondays at 10 am
June 7th & 21st, July 5th & 19th, August 2nd & 16th, September 6th & 20th, October 4th & 18th
Admission is Free, $2 donation requested
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: daily at 10 am
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! Handling available for ages 13+.
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 corral 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. Handling available for ages 13+
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.