While your park admission ticket gives you access to all exhibits at Sylvan Heights Bird Park, we know some visitors want a more in-depth experience.  We offer the option of guided tours for guests who would like additional information about the park's birds, exhibits and history.  Additionally, we offer guided golf cart tours for guests who may need assistance in getting around the park.  Advance reservations are required for all guided tours.


Guided tours are available by appointment only.  Please click "Request a Guided Tour" below to start your reservation, or call (252) 826-3186.  We recommend contacting us at least two weeks in advance to secure a tour on your preferred date.


Guided Tour Fees:

$50.00 per group for up to 5 people, in addition to park admission. 

$10.00 for each additional person in groups larger than 5.

Cost per guide. An additional tour guide may be needed for large groups.



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Guided Tour FAQs

Q: How long is the tour?
A: Guided tours last approximately 1.5 hours.

Q: How much walking is involved?
A: The tour covers approximately one mile of easy terrain at a very relaxed pace.

Q: How much does a guided tour cost?
A: Guided tours are $50 per group for up to five guests. Additional guests are $10 per person. Tour participants must also pay park admission fees. Payment for the tour and park admission is due upon check-in at Sylvan Heights. To see current park admission fees, please click here: http://shwpark.com/plan-a-visit/hours-tickets/

Q: When are guided tours available?
A: Guided tours are available by reservation only Tuesday - Friday at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Guided tours are not available on Saturdays, Sundays, or Mondays.

Q: Do you have options for guests with limited mobility?
A: Absolutely! We will be happy to discuss options with you when we contact you to confirm your tour.

Q: What if it rains on the day of my tour?
A: Sylvan Heights Bird Park is open rain or shine, and tours will run regardless of the weather. However, if you would prefer to reschedule your tour, please call the park at 252-826-3186 and we would be happy to assist you.

Q: Can I just rent a golf cart to drive around the park?
A; No. For the safety of the birds and other visitors, a Sylvan Heights tour guide must operate our golf carts.