Hawk Encounter

The closest you'll ever get to a bird of prey!

Get nose to beak with one of the Aviary's most fearless residents! Visit with a  hawk, discovering why these birds are magnificent but extremely misunderstood. See firsthand what these birds of prey eat every day, examine feathers and even snap a photo with your new feathery friend.

Information and Pricing

  • $75 per person + general admission for non-members. National Aviary members always receive free general admission.
  • Book with a friend for the most memorable experience! Or make a new friend by having our Visitor Services team pair you with another guest.  Exclusive experiences are also available--inquire when you book.
  • 12 years and older. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age. Group size limited to four people.
  • Advance registration guarantees your experience. Same-day registration is based on program availability and cannot be guaranteed.  Programs may sell out early for holidays and special weekends.

Please call 412-258-9445 to register.

Tickets for special encounters are non-refundable and non-transferrable to a different day/time. 
At the National Aviary, we give our animals the choice to participate in interactive experiences with caring guests, like you!  Please provide your contact information when booking your encounter. If our animal ambassador needs a day of rest, we will contact you to reschedule your encounter. The comfort and safety of our animals and our guests is always our top priority. Thank you for understanding!