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Experience Migration

A New Exhibit Opening Spring 2021

Millions of beating wings, thousands of miles, extraordinary colors. Bird migration is one of the most spectacular events in the natural world, and by 2021, the Smithsonian's National Zoo’s historic 1928 Bird House will transform into Experience Migration, a first-of-its-kind attraction that immerses visitors in the annual journeys of western hemisphere birds.

With almost 100 species of birds, Experience Migration and the surrounding bird plateau will be the first zoo exhibition of this size that focuses on the cyclical journeys of migratory songbirds, waterfowl and shorebirds integral to North, Central and South American ecosystems. Through themed walk-through aviaries, interactive experiences and dynamic educational programming, Experience Migration will inspire and connect visitors to birds in entirely new ways.

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