Holidays at the National Aviary

Get festive with fun, family-friendly events and beautiful décor this holiday season at the National Aviary, including late nights, brunch, and more! Enhanced safety protocols are in place and capacity is limited, so get your tickets in advance.

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Today’s Schedule

Sloth Encounter

Spend time with a Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth. Learn about these adorable creatures and what it’s like to spend life upside-down.

African Penguin Feeding

Find out how the National Aviary is working to protect this endangered species, and learn how you can help African Penguins.

Jr. Penguin Encounter

Jr. Penguin Encounter Introduce your little one to an adorable penguin! Available to visitors at $33 per personMember Price: $29.70 per personIncludes General AdmissionAges 6 and underOffered daily at 10:30...

NEW! African Adventure

This immersive bird show takes the audience through grasslands, savannahs, deserts, and to tropical forests to encounter some of the amazing and diverse species that call the African continent home.

Lorikeet Feeding

Daily at 11 am & 3 pm The appropriately named Rainbow Lorikeet adds a splash of color to the forests of Australia! Take a stroll through Canary’s Call to meet...

NEW! Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to meet an African Penguin? Now you can!

Forest's Edge Feeding

Daily at 11:30 am In the lush Wetlands habitat, experience the thrill of fascinating forest birds flying close by during a special feeding and expert-led talk. Learn about the adaptations...

Meet an Eagle or Forest Friend

Daily at 12 pm Meet an eagle or other forest-dwelling bird up close and learn about their distinct adaptations as they demonstrate natural behaviors. Understand how different species depend on...

Sloth Painting Encounter

Sloth Painting Available to visitors at $99 per personMember Price: $89.10Includes General AdmissionAges 3+You can see a sloth daily at 12:30 pm, except Tuesdays! Immersive Experience In this memorable experience,...

Pelican Talk

A National Aviary expert will highlight the fascinating adaptations of pelicans, including their huge beaks they use to scoop up—and catch—fish. A few guests may get the opportunity to toss fish to feed a pelican for an additional fee!

Barred Owl Talk Presented by The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

Daily at 1 pm Who-o-o’s that owl you hear at night? Barred Owls are common throughout southwest Pennsylvania, but these nocturnal birds are seldom seen. Learn about their special feathers...

Falcon Encounter

Falcon Encounter Available to visitors at $74 per personMember Price: $66.60 per personIncludes General AdmissionAges 6+Available daily at 1:30 p.m. Immersive Experience Learn about the fascinating adaptations that make falcons...

Tropical Rainforest Feeding

This feeding offers a chance to see species you may have never noticed before as they fly in to land in front of the stunning waterfall. 

NEW! African Adventure

This immersive bird show takes the audience through grasslands, savannahs, deserts, and to tropical forests to encounter some of the amazing and diverse species that call the African continent home.

NEW! Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to meet an African Penguin? Now you can for just $44 per person! Member Price: $39.60 Includes General Admission Ages 6+ This unique opportunity is offered...

Owl Encounter

Owl Encounter Whoooo wants to hold a mysterious owl?! Available to visitors at $74 per personMember Price: $66.60Includes General AdmissionAges 6+This unique opportunity is offered daily at 3:00 p.m. Immersive...

Lorikeet Feeding

Daily at 11 am & 3 pm The appropriately named Rainbow Lorikeet adds a splash of color to the forests of Australia! Take a stroll through Canary’s Call to meet...

African Penguin Feeding

Find out how the National Aviary is working to protect this endangered species, and learn how you can help African Penguins.

Who-o-o’s excited for a National Aviary Owl Encounter!

Makes for a great holiday gift! Meet an Eastern Screech Owl or Eurasian Eagle-Owl up close. Learn about their unique adaptations, like their exceptional eyesight, from one of our experts. Get the opportunity to see and touch interesting owl biofacts, like feathers.

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