Sloth Encounter

Get up close to a sloth!

The National Aviary’s Two-toed sloth is awaiting your visit!  You’ll have the opportunity to touch the soft fur and take photos of this memorable experience.  Expert trainers will provide insight into the care and upbringing of sloths, and help you to learn more about sloths and the importance of conserving them in the wild.

You can meet a sloth up-close on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:30 am!

50% Off Sloth Encounters Booked During August

To commemorate Wookiee & Vivien's August birthdays, the National Aviary is offering a 50% discount on sloth encounters booked during the month of August!*

*Transaction must occur from August 1 - August 31, 2019 for discount to apply; encounters can be scheduled for a later date.

Information and Pricing

  • $150 per person + general admission for non-members. National Aviary members always receive free general admission.
  • Ages 3 and up. 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.

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!