New Zoo Exhibit: Experience Migration Preview + Update


Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT


Meet at the bridge to the Bird House
(located on Asia Trail overlooking the elephants)



Dear Neighbors,

We're excited to tell you that we're about to break ground to transform the Zoo’s 1928 Bird House into Experience Migration— a first-of-its-kind exhibit that immerses visitors in the annual journeys of western hemisphere birds

Currently closed, the Bird House is about to undergo a complete renovation! Construction is expected to start in early November. As part of our community, we'd like to invite you to visit the Zoo's bird plateau to learn more about Experience Migration.

  • See our scientists in action banding birds
  • Meet our bird keepers  and get up close to Alice, our amazing Stanley crane
  • Learn more about bird migration, one of the most spectacular events in the natural world
  • Get updates on construction and traffic plans for Harvard Street

This invitation is exclusively for our neighbors. Your whole family is welcome. Please note, only the birds on the plateau will be on view—flamingos, scarlet ibis, roseate spoonbill, red-legged seriema, king vultures, kori bustard, greater rhea, whooping cranes and blue cranes.

Best regards,

Pamela Baker-Masson
Associate Director, Office of Communications, Exhibits and Planning
Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute