The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

Owl Encounter

Whoooo wants to delve inside the mind of an owl?

Daily at 3 pm.

Meet one of the National Aviary's most mysterious residents! Hold an owl and take pictures with this magnificent bird. You'll learn about the unique adaptations that make owls such amazing hunters, and see fascinating biofacts, like an owl beak! You can even see firsthand what owls eat when you dissect an owl pellet.

Information and Pricing

$75 per person + general admission for non-members. National Aviary members always receive free general admission.
  • 6 years and older. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age.
  • 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.

Call 412-258-9445 to book TODAY!

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!