The Menil Collection

Bird Ambassadors Close-Up at the Menil Collection

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020 – Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM


Rainbow, a Red-sided Eclectus Parrot. Image courtesy the Houston Zoo

In conjunction with Collection Close-Up: Of Heaven and Earth, an exhibition of the museum’s permanent collection that explores the long history of bird imagery in art, the Menil Collection and Houston Zoo copresent an experience with bird ambassadors. Home to over 200 species and 800 individual birds, the Houston Zoo is one of the leading centers for bird conservation in the United States. The interactive program features a group of tropical, predatory and other colorful birds from the zoo’s ambassador program, including a Screech Owl, a Harris’s Hawk, a Red-sided Eclectus Parrot, and a Blue-and-Gold Macaw.

This program is free and open to the public. It takes place outdoors and may be rescheduled or cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.


  • Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Free Hours: Always free!

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

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