HOURS & ADMISSION
Welcome to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, an amazing place to experience nature and learn about the world around you. On your visit, you'll see Great Horned Owls, Peregrine Falcons, Cedar Waxwings, and more! This is a perfect activity for the whole family. You don't need to schedule a visit, the Sanctuary is open to the public year-round.
Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday Noon to 4pm. Closed Mondays and Holidays.
Entrance to the bird display area is $3/adult (16 years and over) $1/child (under 2 years is free), $1/ military and individuals from assisted care centers ( no charge for caregivers). Admission to bird area is free to members.
Enjoy the Visitors Center, trails, picnic area and Children's Naturescape area at no charge.
THE SANCTUARY IS OPEN DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. WE DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OVER THE CONDITIONS OF THE MAIN ROADS LEADING TO THE SANCTUARY. IF ROADS ARE DANGEROUS WE WILL CLOSE THE SANCTUARY. IF HEAVY SNOW OR ICE, CALL TO VERIFY THE SANCTUARY IS OPEN.
DRIVE WITH CAUTION WHEN ROADS ARE SNOW COVERED. WE RECOMMEND ENTERING THE SANCTUARY FROM THE WEST END OF ORWEILER RD (BOWERS RD) TO AVOID HAVING TO STOP ON A HILL.
If you are looking to schedule a trip for a school or group, we offer a variety of different tours and programs that feature Ohio native birds.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00AM-4:00PM
Closed: Mondays and holidays
How to book a Program
Check out our available programs.
We have something to fit your needs: guided tours, nature hikes, live raptor programs, meet-and-greets with avian ambassadors, and encounters with feathered friends specially structured for preschoolers, special needs visitors, or assisted-living residents.
Plan your visit with our team.
We can help you structure the perfect OBS experience for your group. We’ll gather all the details we need, asking questions like:
- Do you want a visit at your location or at the Sanctuary?
- How can our programs enhance your science curriculum?
- Are there any special needs?
Receive our Success Plan.
After we’ve determined the needs of your group, we’ll mail you a confirmation for your event or trip. Inside, you’ll find all the instructions and information necessary for having an incredible OBS visit!
It’s that simple! Check out our programs and get in touch with our friendly staff to arrange an OBS visit for your group.