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Address: 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
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+1 858-481-3148
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed 10:00 - 14:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Description:

A protective sanctuary for several species of exotic birds.

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Fun for a short visit

My mother really wanted to come here and see the birds and they were beautiful. Free Flight is a great opportunity to see these animals up close and personal. Everyone we spoke... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
victoriabmw27
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mother really wanted to come here and see the birds and they were beautiful. Free Flight is a great opportunity to see these animals up close and personal. Everyone we spoke with there was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The place is very small and took us 45 minutes to feel as though we saw what we came to... More 

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Thank victoriabmw27
Oceanside, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I found Free Flight on trip advisor and have been trying to fill my sons 3 week winter break with activities so thought this would be a good one. My son is 6 and my step son is 12. Upon arriving we were greeted by an employee who had a laundry list of things the boys COULDN'T do. There were... More 

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Thank mom2ironman
San Diego, CA
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to kill sometime with the little ones. Amazing beautiful birds--some are very friendly that allow you to pet and hold them. The manager their is great; she is extremely knowledgable and it's clear she is a bird lover.

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1 Thank Auddy
Cornish Maine
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97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I dislike the exotic pet trade because it entraps wild life into situations that cause them great sorrow, especially because people often do not know what they're getting into with animals that should be free in their original natural habitat. This place houses surrendered mackaws, cockatiels and other birds whose owners could no longer care for them. It was wonderful... More 

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2 Thank Miknamrok
San Diego, California
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159 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

They basically house exotic birds and are open to the public for interacting with the birds. While the staff is exceptional, some of the birds are not as friendly. This is to be expected, as they are animals, and some seem to have experienced some trauma. It's awesome to be able to hold and feed the animals. I'm not sure... More 

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Thank 581lily
wash dc
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221 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Free Flight is a small facility where the birds are outside as long as the temperature is above 60 degrees. The handlers are bird experts and will advise you on which residents are friendly or feisty. These creatures are well cared for and although the facility is small, it is worth a visit to support the cause.

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1 Thank equinoxWashDc
Denver, Colorado
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108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I used to work for a bird breeder and know birds - I have used this vet and can say this place cares about every kind of animal there is especially the birds outside. Hold some and have fun seeing and learning about different shapes, sizes and hear a few talk to you too!

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Thank michael p
San Diego, California
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Small but unique place. They have a great varied of birds. Lots of great volunteers help you to interact in a way that is safe for you and the birds. Be sure to go on a warm day as they will close if it is too cold for the birds.

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Thank Monaiv
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

My husband bought a groupon for Free Flight. We thought we'd spend 1/2 hour or so and we ended up spending 1.5 hours! It's a really small place, but so much to see. The staff were bringing out the birds from being in at night. They were so beautiful and most of them very social. Not all of them can... More 

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1 Thank PhroggyDee
La Jolla, California
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215 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

We arrived when they opened planning to spend a couple of hours there. Upon entry, they gave a quick instruction about what to do and not to do with appropriate warnings for interacting with birds (remember, they do have minds of their own). At first look, we thought we wouldn't be there that long. They kept bringing out birds and... More 

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