In accordance with an update to North Carolina's face covering policies, masks are now optional in all areas of the park, including the Visitor Center.

For additional information about COVID-19 safety in North Carolina, including recommendations for those who are not yet vaccinated, please visit and Thanks for your cooperation and consideration for the safety of our staff and other visitors.





Do I need a reservation to visit the park?

No, you do not need a reservation. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival at the Visitor Center, or online by clicking here.


Which exhibits are open at the park?

All of the park’s outdoor trails and aviaries are currently open.  Our newest exhibit, Birds of Paradise, will open on October 9, 2021.


Is The Landing Zone open?

Yes, the Landing Zone is open from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 


What are the park’s hours of operation?

The park will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (check-in ends at 4:00 p.m.). Sylvan Heights Bird Park is closed on Mondays, except Easter Monday, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. 




Safety Guidelines


- Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the park, and we ask guests to please use them as often as needed.


- If you are feeling ill or have been around someone with symptoms of COVID-19, please postpone your visit to protect others.


- Guests that have a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 are invited to visit at 9:00 a.m., when the park is typically less busy.


- Staff members will be routinely cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and other facilities.






Purchase tickets online before you visit (optional). You may also purchase tickets upon arrival at the park.






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