Request a Donation

The National Aviary is proud to be part of Pittsburgh's Northside and we enjoy opportunities to partner with our community. We welcome nonprofits to request donations in support of their causes. We like to align with worthwhile organizations that are making the world a better place!

Donation Policy

Before applying for a donated item, please review our donation policy.

Each year, the National Aviary receives thousands of requests from a variety of individuals and organizations for donations. As you may expect, it is very difficult to honor every request. As a nonprofit organization that depends on revenue from admissions and membership, it is necessary for the National Aviary to limit the number of complimentary items that we distribute each year.

The National Aviary Development Department evaluates all requests weekly. Please make your request at least 4 weeks in advance.

The following guidelines should help determine if your organization is eligible for complimentary passes.

Eligibility Requirements

Only other nonprofit organizations or Northside businesses requesting complimentary items for fundraising events will be considered.

The following groups are NOT eligible to receive complimentary pass donations:

  • Individuals or individual families
  • For-profit organizations
  • Schools for field trips, or group requests (call group sales coordinator at (412) 258-9463)
  • Religious organizations utilizing tickets for anything other than activities directly tied to a not-for-profit organization
  • Political parties or politically-aligned organizations
  • Organizations planning to use tickets to reduce total group admission amounts.
Other Free or Reduced Admission Options

Organizations looking for free or reduced admissions may want to consider the following:

Every year, the National Aviary participates in RADical Days and offers free admission for a day specified by The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). Visit or call the Allegheny County Regional Asset District at (412) 227-1900 to find out what day that is.

From time to time, the National Aviary offers discounted admission tickets. Like us on Facebook or subscribe to our e-newsletter to find out when these special promotional days occur.

If you have a group of 15 or more, you may qualify to receive special reduced pricing. To set up a group visit, please contact our group sales coordinator at (412) 258-9463.

How to Apply

Nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for tickets should apply online here.

Please note that phone calls or written letters requesting complimentary passes will not be accepted and you must apply online via the donation request web link. If you have a general question about our policy, please email, and we will respond as soon as possible.