Here at Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary (M.A.R.S.), our visitor area is located entirely outside. Because of this unique venue, you can experience the exotic birds in a more natural setting. They play in trees, they free fly, and they can interact with each visitor to the rescue, one on one. We invite you to visit and visit often. Please note that due to the volume of visitors, we are allowing only so many at one time. There are numerous local resturants to enjoy if a wait is necessary. There is also a fishing pier, local shops, beaches and a beautiful park, all within walking distance of the Sanctuary.
Normal days of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Hours are 11:00 to 4:30. Days are subject to change do to weather conditions and volunteer availability. Special events also require changes in this schedule.
Saturday is always our official adoption day and will remain our highest priority. If another time is required due to work schedule or other reasons, contact us. Special times can be arranged.