Our Wild Bird Learning Center is located next to Mote Marine Aquarium and is open to the public every day from 10 to 5.
Our family-friendly admission is $12 for Adults, $8 for Children aged 4 to 12.
Show your current day ticket to Mote and get half off admission!
Our unique Wild Bird Learning Center, which is essentially a living museum, offers fascinating educational displays featuring live birds that have been injured and treated, but are unable to be returned to the wild. Strolling along our “Birdwalk,” visitors compare and contrast the various types of diversification and adaptation that make each species unique, and also gain an insight into why each species has evolved specific features, such as beaks, legs, feathers, or feet, in order to survive in their respective natural habitats. Visitors also learn about the various environmental risks to birds, and how to help minimize them.
Our Birdwalk also serves a broader environmental education purpose. Our recently completed Native Plant project has filled our sanctuary with native plants and corresponding interpretive signage that explains the importance of native plants to the general environment and also highlights the specific inter-dependencies between plants and birds.
Our recently installed 10 kilowatt solar panel array, donated by FPL, will not only provide approximately one-third of our energy needs, but has also become another important educational asset, with interpretive signage and a video kiosk that explain the importance of solar power to our environment.
Stop by on your way between Mote Marine Aquarium’s two spectacular facilities.
Special tours for groups, schools, and families can be arranged – please contact our office for further information at 941-388-3010.
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.