It’s that time of year—holiday cheer is in the air, yummy treats are everywhere… and the kids are on Winter Break. Wondering what to do? Tracy Aviary is graciously opening their doors and waiving their regular admission rates every Wednesday, from now through February. Winter Wednesdays offer admission for a mere $1 per person conservation contribution.

Visit Tracy Aviary’s new Owl Forest and play Eye Spy with eight different species of owl. After bird watching for a bit, kids will enjoy climbing the tree house at the center of this wooded wonderland.  Next, visit the new South American Pavilion and spot a few colorful friends, such as the Keel-billed Toucan or a Scarlet Ibis. Also easy on the budget are Tracy Aviary’s free daily activities.

Wednesdays play host to the Andean Condor Keeper Talk at 2:30 p.m., where you can engage in a question and answer period with a keeper. Free-Flighted Encounters occur daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Wondering what happens to your $1 conservation contribution? “Contributions support Tracy Aviary’s conservation efforts either in Utah or along the Western Flyway,” says Abbey Christensen, Tracy Aviary’s Events Coordinator. Not only can you get the kids out of the house, but you can feel great about helping a bird in need as well.

So, bundle up your own chicks and head down to Tracy Aviary, located at 539 E 1300 S, on the west side of the Liberty Park loop. Visit to see a full schedule of events throughout the winter months.