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Ijams Nature Center - Homesite

SPECIAL EVENT: 2024 Ijams Hummingbird Festival: A Celebration of Wings

It's a day of all things wings! Don't miss live bird banding sessions, live animal shows, maker's marketplace, educational activities, guided nature walks, arts and crafts, fun stuff for kids, community science opportunities and more.

SPECIAL EVENT: 2024 Ijams Hummingbird Festival: A Celebration of Wings
SPECIAL EVENT: 2024 Ijams Hummingbird Festival: A Celebration of Wings

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Ijams Nature Center - Homesite, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Celebrate all things wings at the 2024 Ijams Hummingbird Festival! 

Back by popular demand, this year's event will include more activities, a maker marketplace, animals encounters, speaker series, and so much more. You'll have a great time while you experience birds up close, meet local artists, learn from local bird nerds, enjoy guided walks and dipnetting, and encounter nature at all levels through the wonder of wings! Space is limited. Activities will be held on the Ijams Homesite lawn and surrounding areas. Learn more about all the additions to the 2024 Ijams Hummingbird Festival: A Celebration of Wings here.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: Includes all festival activities ( EXCEPT Bird Banding session) - including expanded maker's marketplace, kids zone, live animal shows, food trucks, speakers, community science opps, nature walks, local vendors, etc. 

  • Adults - $12 (ages 13-99+)
  • Kids - $9 (ages 3-12)
  • Ages 0-2 - Free 
  • MEMBERS - Get 10% of their ticket price! (Call our front desk to getyour membership verified and receive a discount code for this event)
  • ADD-ONS: Bird Banding Session Reservation - $5 (See tickets for times)
  • Parking is not included in ticket - link to parking information

Bird Banding Station - Reserve your spot now to get a behind-the scenes look at how scientists capture birds, how they are banded, and why banding is important with certified master bander Mark Armstrong! This year, the bird banding station will capture ALL birds, including hummingbirds! 

  • NOTE: Like most birds, hummingbirds are MOST ACTIVE early in the morning, so your best chance of seeing a ruby-throated hummingbird is at the beginning of the event! Banding demonstrations are scheduled in 25-minute sessions and attendance is limited in each group to ensure an intimate experience. PLEASE note which time slot you sign up for!​

Live Animal Shows - See different birds of prey (owls, hawks, kestrels, etc.) as local rehabbers get you close up and personal with these amazing flyers

Marketplace - Explore the variety of local artists that will be sharing thier art including; handcrafted art, nature themed items, local plant nurseries and garden vendors. (Interested in becoming a vendor at the Hummingbird Festival Marketplace? Apply today for your chance to participate! Hummingbird Festival Marketplace Vendor Application Application Deadline: June 30th, 2024 at 11:59pm)

Guided Walks - Join Ijams teacher naturalists on guided walks that focus on a variety of bird-related topics and nerd out on nature. Explore Ijams' trails to witness the natural wonders that are available year-round! (Accessible walks provided!)

​Educational Booths and Activities  - Experience educational and engaging activities for all ages under the big tent! You'll explore and celebrate the wonders of birds and all things with wings.

Kids Nature Zone - Kids can be curious in the Nature Zone! Experience an area dedicated to actively engaging all kids and families in the wildness and fun nature can provide. Get messy with art projects and crafts, be curious conducting experiments or measuring your wing span, challenge your skills at our migration station, become a  junior naturalist's along side our expert educators, and much more.

Speakers and Hands-on Sessions - Join one of our experts as they share their knowledge of hummingbirds or learn how to make your own bird food to attract wildlife. No matter the topic, all ages can learn and participate in getting more involved in backyard wildlife.

 

Community Science Opportunities - Learn how to do real research NOW; it's easier than you think!

Dipnetting - Explore the ponds to look for life with Ijams educators! You'll find salamanders, frogs, turtles, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, and other winged creatures during their aquatic stages of life!​

Ijams Animal Ambassadors - Meet some of the animals who call Ijams home. Learn more about and experience close encounters with reptiles and birds of prey.

Vendors and Booths - Enjoy visiting festival sponsors, environmental organizations, and other partners doing amazing things in the local community that help protect all things winged.

Educational Materials for Parents and Families - Get fun, educational materials to work on with your kids at home!

Tickets

  • Gen Admission ADULT (Age 13+)

    TICKET INCLUDES: General Hummingbird Festival Entry from 7AM-1PM (EXCEPTION: bird banding time slots SOLD SEPERATELY)

    $12.00
    +$0.30 service fee
  • Gen Admission CHILD (age 3-12)

    TICKET INCLUDES: General Hummingbird Festival Entry from 7AM-1PM (EXCEPTION: bird banding time slots SOLD SEPERATELY)

    $9.00
    +$0.23 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 7-7:30AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 7AM-7:30AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 7:30-8AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 7:30-8AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 8-8:30AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 8-8:30AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 8:30-9AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 8:30-9AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 9-9:30AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 9-9:30AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 9:30-10AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 9:30-10AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 10-10:30AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 10-10:30AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 10:30-11AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 10:30-11AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 11-11:30AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 11-11:30AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 11:30-12AM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 11:30-12AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Bird Banding Ticket 12-12:30PM

    TICKET INCLUDES: Access to Bird Banding Station from 12-12:30PM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Donation

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee
  • Donation

    $10.00
    +$0.25 service fee
  • Sponsor Tix 11-11:30A

    TICKET INCLUDES: ALL Hummingbird Festival Activities from 7AM-1PM + Access to Bird Banding Station from 11-11:30AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $0.00
  • Sponsor Tix 9-9:30A

    TICKET INCLUDES: ALL Hummingbird Festival Activities from 7AM-1PM + Access to Bird Banding Station from 9-9:30AM. (PLEASE note the time slot you are signing up for!)

    $0.00

Total

$0.00

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