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The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a haven for native birds, living museum, and a nature preserve located along Clearfork River in Mansfield.

Visitors are able to enjoy seeing birds up-close within our Bird Display Area as well as in our walk-through songbird aviary. Daily keeper talks and special events allow visitors an opportunity to see birds outside of their enclosures as well as ask questions and take pictures.

The Sanctuary sits on 90 acres of land consisting of marsh and old growth forests. Approximately 3 miles of trails offer great birding and hiking opportunities. Visitors are able to enjoy the children’s play area, picnic tables, and gift shop.

The Sanctuary provides family-friendly programming including tours and bird of prey presentations. School groups can schedule a field trip to the Sanctuary. Scheduled programs and special events can also include a visit to the Treehouse Classroom.  Handicapped accessible.

At the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, visitors are able to enjoy seeing birds up-close within our Bird Display Area as well as in our walk-through songbird aviary. Daily keeper talks, scheduled programs, and special events allow visitors an opportunity to see birds outside of their enclosures as well as ask questions and take pictures.

Groups are always welcome to visit the Sanctuary! Guided tours can be scheduled in advance (fees apply).

GROUP TRAVEL CONTACT:
Emily Tackett
419-884-0495
ohiobirdprograms@gmail.com

GROUP INFORMATION:
Tours
: Come learn about the mission of the Ohio Bird Sanctuary and enjoy a guided tour of the Bird Display Area and visit  the songbird aviary. A Live Bird Presentation in the Education Center or Treehouse Classroom can be added.

Tour Cost (1-25 individuals): $80

Optional Tour Add-Ons:

  • Live Bird Presentation in the Education Center $50
  • Live Bird Presentation in the Treehouse Classroom $80

Special Notes About Group Tours

  • Tour Groups cannot exceed 25 individuals.  If more than 25 individuals are coming, you will need to schedule two separate tours. Depending on staff availability, the two tours may be able to be scheduled concurrently.
  • Tours can be scheduled Tuesday- Saturday. Time and availability may vary.

Raptor Up-Close Program:  Come enjoy an informative two bird of prey presentation that can be tailored to your group! The two-bird presentation can take place inside our Education Center or outside in our amphitheater. Included with this program is free admission to the Bird Display Area.

Program Cost:

  • 25 individuals or less $150
  • 26-50 individuals $225
  • 51-75 individuals $300

Payment Policy: Cash, Check, or Credit Card
Reservations Required: Yes
Open for Special Hours: Tours and programs can be scheduled Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4pm
Length of Time for Tour: 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Maximum # of Motorcoaches at One Time: 1 coach at a time, 2 per day
Motorcoach Parking: On Grounds
Escort & Driver Complimentary: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Restrooms Available (Men/Women): Men 3, Women 4

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary offers a quiet meeting space in a natural setting. The Education Center Building has a rustic feel with a stone fireplace, pine paneling, and open beams. The building was renovated in 2015 with all new amenities. Please note that all food must be prepared off-site and brought to the sanctuary. Catering may be used. There will not be a refrigerator or freezer for you to use at the sanctuary. Also, parking that is in close proximity to the building is limited to 20 regular parking spaces and 2 handicap spaces. If your group will need more parking thank this, additional lots are available but will require some walking.

CONTACT:
Emily Tackett
419-884-4295
ohiobirdsanctuary@gmail.com

SERVICES & AMENITIES:
Lodging Property: No
Restaurant: No
In-House Catering: No
External Catering Permitted: No
Wifi Access: Yes
Projector Available: Yes
A/V Screen: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes

 

DETAILS:

Price: $100/hr

Time: Can book anytime between Tuesday – Saturday

Food must be prepared off-site.

No Alcohol Permitted.

 

TOTAL SPACE/CAPACITY:
# of Meeting Rooms: 1

Inside Capacity:  75

Parking Lot Capacity: 22 Vehicles (additional parking available)
Total Meeting Space (sq.ft.): 3,000
Largest Meeting Space (sq.ft.): 3,000

 

Meeting
Room
SQ.
FT.
Width By
Length
Theatre
Seating
Banquet
Seating
Reception
Seating
Education Center 3,000 30’x100′ 200 75 75

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