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Opening of Parakeet Garden at Roanoke’s Science Museum of Western Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — If you love interacting with animals, the Science Museum of Western Virginia has an exhibit you’ll want to see.

The parakeet garden is made up of trees, swings and many bird perches. More importantly, it has 150 parakeets.

You can even get up close while feeding the parakeets.

Sherrie Jennings, director of the museum’s aviary, explains that parakeets are native to Australia and like to thrive on human interaction.

“It’s an educational experience. Not many people know a lot about these birds and also that they are from Australia so not many people will be able to see them in their normal habitat so we bring that to them,” Jennings said.

If you want to do more than just visit the birds, you can sponsor and name one.

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is open Tuesday through Sunday, but reservations are required for Parakeet Garden.

For more details on the parakeet garden, click here.