About Us

Tracy Aviary is committed to inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation.


As the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tracy Aviary has grown and evolved over our more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.


Our education programs reach over 60,000 children each year through interactive exhibits, camps and classes, and hands-on experiences in classrooms and neighborhoods across the Wasatch Front. These engaging and educational encounters with birds from as close as the Great Salt Lake and as far as the Andes Mountains often ignite the first essential sparks that propel a life-long appreciation for the natural world.


Tracy Aviary also works to better understand avian species and ecosystems through our conservation initiatives. Citizen science volunteers provide valuable insights which help influence decisions that impact open space design and species survival, preserving Utah’s natural beauty and the diversity of the Rocky Mountains for future generations.