Children's Birthday Parties

Create a Unique Children's Birthday Party at the National Aviary!

The National Aviary is a birthday party venue unlike any other in Pittsburgh! Have a high-flying adventure and create memories with our feathered friends. Then, experience up-close interactions with more beautiful birds throughout the National Aviary’s exhibits. Looking for a grown-up birthday experience? Visit our plan your event page.


Our children’s birthday party package includes:

  • NEW! One private penguin encounter is now INCLUDED with all birthday parties!
  • A birthday party room rental for an hour-and-a-half
  • Two party time options, 10:30AM-12:00PM or 2:30PM-4:00PM
  • Same-day general admission for 20* guests (any combination of children and adults)

*More or less in your nest? No problem! Add additional guests at a discounted rate of $10 per person.

Bring your own birthday cake or cupcakes to blow out the candles! We do not allow any other outside food, but we do offer catering through Atria’s Kookaburra Kitchen.

Kookaburra Kitchen Catering Menu

Bird-Day Party Base Package Pricing

  • Member Cost: $300
  • Nonmember Cost: $350

Bring more guests to your party at a reduced admission rate of $10 per person.  Payment for registered guests is due 10 days prior to the event.

Your child’s birthday party will soar with these unique extras!

Additional Avian Encounters

Want more avian fun? Add up to two additional bird ecounters with a parrot or bird of prey for an additional $100 per bird!

Penguin Painting

Observe one of our African Penguin artists use its feet to create the ultimate birthday gift - individual paintings in up to two colors of your choice.  Includes 20 small canvases. $200

Owl Pellet Dissection - $75 (includes 15 pellets)

Learn what owls eat—and how—during this special encounter.  We provide all supplies, educational materials and instruction. This encounter must be reserved at least 2 weeks prior to party date. Additional pellets: $5 ea. 


Questions? Read our Birthday Party FAQ

To book your child’s special day or for more information, contact our Events Coordinator at 412.258.9436, email at, or fill our our inquiry form online.


Design a Unique Bird-Theme Party

Customize your Birthday Party with one of our fun themes to make your little birdie’s day even more special. Get ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts and other ways for you to personalize the day.   *Crafts are not included with birthday party rentals*