We’ve all taken a stroll through the Bronx Zoo’s Butterfly Garden, where we’ve come face to face with over a dozen species of butterflies fluttering through a greenhouse, but would you do the same if the room was instead filled with 1000+ colorful budgies?
If you answered yes, then good news–now you can! And, if you answered no, allow us to potentially change your mind.
This Memorial Day Weekend the Bronx Zoo is bringing us its newest immersive experience–Budgie Landing.
Budgie Landing allows zoo guests to walk through a habitat filled with more than 1000 colorful budgies (or budgerigars if you’d like to get technical). The small, boisterous parrots will fly freely through the exhibit, boasting beautiful displays of their colorful feathers and, likely, chirping up a storm.
Guests will have the opportunity to feed the birds from a complementary handheld seed stick, and those lucky enough to get a budgie to nibble will receive an unforgettable up-close interaction.
Let’s be real, how often can you say you’ve come face to face with a budgie?!
Though budgies’ natural coloration is green with white and black accents, you’ll see budgies sporting a wide range of colors at Budgie Landing. This is due to the popularity of budgies as pets, which has inspired the breeding of many colors including blue, grey, white, yellow, and combinations of each.
And, being Budgie Landing was designed to replicate the Australian open woodlands and grasslands of their native range which spans the Australian continent, you’ll feel like you’re literally right at home–well, right at their home–with these boisterous birds.
Budgie Landing is a seasonal exhibit which opens Saturday, May 27 and will be open through October. The exhibit requires a ticket separate from park admission and is $5 per person ($3 per person for members).
Be sure to snag yourself a Bronx Zoo Total Experience Ticket for unlimited access to premium rides and attractions and guaranteed skip-the-line benefits the day of your visit!