Crane Chick Encounter

Get up close to a Grey Crowned-crane chick!

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This unique opportunity is offered twice daily.

Hand-feed the adorable chick, watch up close as it goes for a stroll through the Rose Garden, take photos of this memorable experience, and learn all about its species from an expert! Don't wait, this fluffy chick will grow to the size of an adult crane in just a couple months, so this one-of-a-kind experience is only available through September. 

  • $25 per person
  • Ages 6 & up. Group size of 6 people and under.

Please call 412-258-9445 to register.

Tickets for 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!