2024 – Avian (Bird) Propagation Tour
Avian (Bird) Tour Overview
Tour Dates: March 9, September 28
Tour Time and Meeting Place: 9:45 a.m. Guests meet at the Stedman Education Building to board a private bus to the propagation area. The Stedman Building is the two-story glass and concrete building facing Lot D in the North American parking area.
Minimum Age: 10 years. A paying adult must accompany children younger than 18.
Tour Overview: This tour usually ends around 11 a.m. Guests go behind the scenes to visit the Zoo’s bird breeding facilities and see the rare, endangered, and educationally-valued birds housed in this non-public space. Zookeepers will discuss their role in breeding, managing, and training these. Tour-goers will help create some enrichment items to share with the birds encountered on the tour.
Tour participants are dropped off in the Junction Plaza inside the Zoo when their tour ends.
ADA Status: This tour is ADA-accessible, but the terrain around the propagation area is somewhat uneven. Please note mobility issues on the tour order form so that we can be prepared to assist guests if necessary.
Important Health and Safety Restrictions
Safety Notes: To accommodate the needs of our staff and guests, we limit the size of the group attending this tour to 8 people.
If we change the medical restrictions noted on the tour after selling tickets to the program, we will email ticketholders about these changes and will also report them in the following paragraph. Ticketholders who cannot accommodate these introduced changes can receive a full refund for their tour purchase or, if they prefer, may sign up for an alternate tour with acceptable health restrictions.
Original Health Requirements Are Unchanged: The Zoo Society has not adjusted any health requirements since first posting information on this tour.