Hall of Birds

A rare opportunity to get up close with over 600 species of bird.

Girls looking in a drawer at a fossil as a couple in background looks at birds in case

General Info

Free with paid museum admission
Free for Members

Open up the our specimen drawers and peek into nest holes to learn about the unique adaptations of birds in the Ralph W. Schreiber Hall of Birds. Adventure through condor mountain, spot creatures lurking in the shadowy rainforest, and listen to the daily rhythms of the marsh. With over 400 local bird species on display, you’ll have a hard time picking your favorite.

A large glass display case filled with hundreds of species of birds

Visit the Birds of the World display.

Three girls looking at bird eggs inside a drawer adult takes photo

Open the drawers, there's more to see.

Group of people in the Bird Hall looking a case full of taxidermy birds

See birds from across the globe in one place.

Woman looking at an exhibit about the principles of flight and flight control

Learn about the principles of flight.

A taxidermy condor wings spread on a rocky ledge

A California condor posed with wings spread.

Marshland diorama in the Bird Hall

Walk through the prairie marshes.

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Visit the Birds of the World display.

Open the drawers, there's more to see.

See birds from across the globe in one place.

Learn about the principles of flight.

A California condor posed with wings spread.

Walk through the prairie marshes.

ALONG THE WAY, YOU'LL:

  • Weigh your own skeleton and see why it isn’t as light as a feather.
  • View an interesting soup ingredient: a nest made entirely from bird spit.
  • Learn how hummingbirds get their shimmer.