Wings of Wonder Bird Show at the Zoo

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The “Wings of Wonder” Bird Show, which started in 1983 by Gary Denzler, was one of the country’s earliest bird shows. The show originally consisted of only a few birds.

Today, the show consists of twenty-four different species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. They perform a variety of behaviors from flying, calling, mimicking, climbing, and outsmarting their trainers. Some of the show animals include an Emu, Black-Footed Penguin, Hyacinth Macaw, Harris Hawk, Lanner Falcon, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, and Bald Eagle.

Catch the Ameritas Wings of Wonder Bird Show Wednesday – Sunday at 1pm & 3pm! Click here for more animal encounters & show schedules.


Come see the Bird Show in action at the Zoo. Our shows are located at the Wings of Wonder Amphitheater and are free with admission to the Zoo. Don’t miss this educational and entertaining look at some of the zoo’s exotic animals.

When is the Bird Show at the Zoo available?

  • Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm, except on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Purchase your Zoo admission tickets online and come see the Bird Show.Learn More >


Traveling Bird Show

The Bird Show staff offers traveling shows that are great for all ages, organizations and events.

Assembly ProgramDesigned for audiences of 100-400 people. Includes up to eight species of birds and lasts 45 minutes.Mid-October to Mid-April$450 first program
$200 for additional programs
Classroom ProgramDesigned for audiences of less than 100 people. Includes four species of birds and lasts 30 – 40 minutes.Mid-October to Mid-April$200 first program
$75 for additional programs

Questions? or to register contact the Bird Show (513) 475-6105 or email [email protected]

Traveling Bird Show Standards for Schools*travel charge will be added for distances more than 20 miles from the zoo


Bird Show – OH Academic Standards (PDF)

Bird Show – KY Academic Standards (PDF)

Bird Show – IN Academic Standards (PDF)