Located on the Canadian side of the Rainbow Bridge and overlooking the Niagara Gorge, Bird Kingdom is the world’s largest indoor aviary.
This Niagara Falls aviary has more than 400 tropical free flying birds representing 80 different species that are found in rainforests throughout the world.
Bird Kingdom's indoor environment was designed to closely mimic the birds natural habitat and offers a tropical setting including palm trees, a 40 foot waterfalls, 100 year old Java house (once a home of a Javanese nobleman) and a steady temperature of 76 degrees.
The aviary was built in old corset manufacturing building that dates back to 1907. At a cost of just over 16 million dollars The building is about 50,000 square feet in total with 15,000 square feet designated as the tropical atrium.
Some of the features included with
admission are guided tours, the chance to view bat feedings, interaction with the birds as they fly around the environment and the option to feed some of them yourself.
There are specific times and days of the week that these and other activities such as meeting the bird aviary’s curator are offered and can be found at the Bird Kingdom website.
The aviary is open year round but times and days of operation as well as fees to enter may vary throughout the different seasons. Please call ahead or check their
website for more information.
To conclude your visit, you may wish to grab a snack at the Rain Forest Café, to keep with the tropical theme. Located just down the street, it is within walking distance of the Aviary.
5651 River Road, Niagara falls
(Next to the Rainbow Bridge)
For more information on Niagara's famous Aviary check out their website here.