Night in the Tropics

The National Aviary's signature fundraiser, Night in the Tropics, returns in July with a vibrant new theme: Rio! Spice up your summer with this energetic party!

Be among the first to get your tickets and join us for:

  • Delicious light bites from more than 30 of Pittsburgh's favorite restaurants. Plus beer, wine, and specialty cocktails - all included with your ticket!
  • Electric live music performances by Pittsburgh Samba Group and Timbeleza, Pittsburgh's high energy Batucada band
  • Dance under the stars to sultry Brazilian music with Kenia, Vera Hite, and lively Latin beats with DJ 007
  • Exclusive, up-close encounters with beautiful birds and access to immersive tropical habitats at night


All proceeds from Night in the Tropics support the National Aviary's education, avian medicine, and conservation programs both locally and internationally. 


Ticket Options:

VIP Tickets - $150
Start the party early and gain admission at 6:00pm - a full hour before the general public.  Ticket price includes free valet parking and VIP tent access featuring exclusive entertainment, food selections, and an additional open bar.

EARLY BIRD General Admission Tickets - $75 
(Buy now and SAVE!  General Admission Tickets will increase to $89 on May 31)
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Includes beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food. 

General Admission Group Rate - $75    
Buy 6+ General Admission tickets and receive a reduced rate of $75/ticket!

All guests must be 21 and over, and able to present a valid ID.

Tickets are non-refundable.



All guests can enjoy FREE parking at Rivers Casino with free shuttle service to and from the party throughout the night. Join the after party at Rivers Casino and enjoy $10 Free Slot Play or $10 Free Match Play (some restrictions apply)! Must be 21 or older to be on Rivers Casino property. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.


VIP Ticket holders receive complimentary valet service. Just show your ticket to the attendant when you arrive! Valet parking is also available for $20 for General Admission ticket holders. 

Don't forget your raffle tickets!
For more information, click here.


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors

The Herbert G. Feldman
Charitable Foundation

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors


Thank you to our Silver Sponsors 

enkompas Technology Solutions

FHLB Pittsburgh

First National Bank

Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.


McKamish, Inc.

Priory Hospitality Group


Food and Beverage Sponsors

Featuring Atria's Restaurant & Tavern, the exclusive caterer of the National Aviary

Atria's Restaurant & Tavern
Choppin' Block
Commonwealth Sandwich Co.
Eat'n Park
Graeter's Ice Cream 
Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
House of 1000 Beers
Industry Public House
Josh Cellars Wine
Juniper Grill 
Lidia's Pittsburgh
Mezza Luna Café
Moe's Southwest Grill
Molinaro Ristorante & Bar / Il Pizzaiolo
Penn Brewery
Piada Italian Street Food
Pittsburgh Barbecue Company
Priory Fine Pastries
Threadbare Cider and Mead
Two Ugly Mugs Gourmet Salsa
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Wigle Whiskey

Stay tuned for more delicious food and beverage sponsors!



  (Sponsors as of April 29, 2019)