Park Hours

Sylvan Heights Bird Park is open Tuesday-Sunday year round.  We are closed on Mondays, except some holidays (see below).


APRIL-OCTOBER (summer hours)

Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Closed Mondays.


NOVEMBER-MARCH (winter hours)

Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Closed Mondays.



Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Open Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Easter Monday



Admission Fees

Adults ages 13 to 61: $11

Seniors 62+: $10

Children ages 3 to 12: $8

Children 2 and under: Free

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


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

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(parties of 30 or more)

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!