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Please Note: In preparation for Night in the Tropics, the National Aviary will be OPEN Wed., July 24 while our parking lot is closed. The Aviary will also be CLOSED on Thurs., July 25 and Fri., July 26. We will reopen at 12 pm on Sat., July 27; the parking lot will reopen at 1 pm. Plan Your Visit

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Explore the hues of the rainbow

…during Colors in Flight, the National Aviary’s NEW summer seasonal theme. Uncover the magic of how birds “paint the sky” with their vibrant plumage and shaded hues worldwide! Enjoy a day filled with dynamic new Daily Activities, Interactive Play Spaces, and breathtaking habitats.

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Daily Activities

The National Aviary offers a variety of daily activities for an incredible visitor experience. View an insightful feeding, watch birds soar over the audience during a live bird show, or get up close with your favorite species during an Animal Encounter!

Get Closer to Color: Habitat Heroes and SkyDeck!

Watch as birds soar, swoop, and glide during SkyDeck, presented by the Pittsburgh International Airport. Take in the color palette of grey, black, white, and brown bird species, including Black Kites, flying overhead and witness first-hand how their colors pop against a beautiful blue sky! New this year: meet a Eurasian Eagle-Owl! 
Travel into the rainforest with beautifully-hued macaws, soar across Pittsburgh with the iconic brown and white palette of a Bald Eagle, and see first-hand how a Eurasian Eagle-Owl utilizes its beautifully saturated orange eyes to hunt with expert precision during Habitat Heroes, presented by AAA Travel.

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The National Aviary works to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds.

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Juvenile African Penguin at National Aviary receives new name inspired by love story | WPXI

A juvenile African Penguin that joined the National Aviary flock in October has received a new name.

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Their “Kids” Will Return to the Wild | Outside My Window

Two Guam kingfisher chicks hatched at the National Aviary began their journey back to the wild.

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Threatened with Extinction, Rare Birds Get Flight Upgrade at PIT | Blue Sky News

Guam kingfisher chicks catch Delta flight, prepare for reentry into wild thanks to National Aviary.

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Party in July with the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, National Aviary and Vintage Grand Prix | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Night in the Tropics: Island Oasis to benefit the National Aviary on the North Side. There will be food and drinks from 19 area businesses and live entertainment by No Bad JuJu, Mariachi by Miguel, Guaracha and Marlon’s Dancers.

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How you can see Red the Macaw at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh | CBS News

The National Aivary's Avian Medicine program is providing cutting-edge care to our feathered friends, including Red the Macaw. She was here with Dr. Pilar Fish, the senior director of advancement in avian medicine at the National Aviary.

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