Park Hours

Open Tuesday - Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We are closed on Mondays.


The Landing Zone aviary is open throughout the year from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Open Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Easter Monday



Admission Fees

Adults ages 13 to 61: $12

Seniors 62+: $11

Children ages 3 to 12: $9

Children 2 and under: Free

(NC state sales tax will be applied to admission price upon purchase)


Purchase Tickets

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Tickets may be purchased online in advance, or upon arrival at the Sylvan Heights Visitor Center. Reservations are not required, except for guided tours.


Guided tours and golf cart tours are available by reservation for an additional fee. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the park open?
Sylvan Heights Bird Park is open Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the spring and summer, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the fall and winter. The park is closed on Mondays, except for Easter Monday, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. The park is also closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
How much is admission?
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Do I need to make a reservation before I visit?
Unless you are bringing a large group, a school group, or would like a guided tour, you do not need a reservation. Simply check in at the Visitor Center to pay admission, pick up your park map, and enjoy the birds!
How long does it take to see the entire park?
We recommend allowing at least two hours for your visit, but some people prefer to stay half a day or more!  If you plan to visit in the afternoon, we recommend arriving no later than 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. during winter hours) to ensure you have time to see all of the park and experience The Landing Zone, which closes at 4:00.

While your park admission ticket gives you access to all exhibits at Sylvan Heights Bird Park, we know some visitors want a more in-depth experience.  We offer the option of guided tours for guests who would like additional information about the park's birds, exhibits and history.  Additionally, we offer guided golf cart tours for guests who may need assistance in getting around the park.  Advance reservations are required for all guided tours.