Frequently Asked Questions
When is the park open?
Sylvan Heights Bird Park is open year-round! Our hours are Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the spring and summer, and Tuesday - Sunday from 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.
Do I need to make a reservation before I visit?
You do not need a reservation to visit Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival at the Visitor Center, or online by clicking here
. Advance reservations are needed if you are bringing a large group, a school group, or would like a guided tour.
Are face coverings required at the park?
In accordance with state guidelines, any unvaccinated guest should wear a mask, and we strongly encourage all guests, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear a mask in indoor settings. For additional information about COVID-19 safety in North Carolina, including recommendations for those who are not yet vaccinated, please visit https://www.nc.gov/covid19 and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
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! If you plan to visit in the afternoon, we recommend arriving no later than 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. during winter hours) to ensure you have time to see all of the park and experience The Landing Zone, which closes at 4:00.