Spring at the National Aviary!

Spring is here and the birds are singing in celebration! Plan your unforgettable visit to the National Aviary today, and discover our new, Spring happenings!


Check out this Season's Special Events
  • Pysanky Egg Decorating - April 1
    Learn the traditional Ukrainian art of creating beautiful Easter eggs using colorful dyes and wax. Take home your decorated egg and your decorating kit, so you can make more pysanky at home.
  • Eggstravaganza - April 8 - 9 & April 14 - 16
    Join us for the most eggs-cellent spring celebration in Pittsburgh! As you explore the National Aviary and enjoy fun activities, be sure to collect plenty of eco-eggs for your basket.
  • Penguin Painting - April 9, May 14
    Our talented African Penguins paint with their feet. You can take home an artistic masterpiece. Call 412-258-9445 for more information or to reserve your space.
  • Easter Brunch - April 16
    Try our new brunch menu prepared by Atria’s in our blooming Rose Garden and enjoy visits from our most popular and colorful birds. This is a perfect brunch for every member of the family.
  • World Penguin Day - April 25
    We are open late, until 7 pm in honor of World Penguin Day. Join us for fun activities throughout the day. You an even cast your vote for what we will name one of our penguins!
  • NEW! Private Penguin Feeding - Daily at 1pm or 4pm
    Put on boots and hip-waders and enter the exhibit alongside our aviculturist. You’ll learn from the expert how to hand-feed our African Penguins. Then, try feeding a penguin yourself!
  • NEW! Bald Eagle Flying in Nature's Voice - daily at 11:00am and 1:30pm (except Tuesdays when the birds rest)
    Watch as a Bald Eagle soars just overhead during our live, free-flight bird show, Nature’s Voice, and learn about the natural world!


Arriving soon: Demoiselle Crane

Help us welcome our elegant Demoiselle Crane, named by Queen Marie Antoinette, for its delicate and maiden-like appearance. See it in Condor Court where our Bald Eagles currently reside beginning in late March.


Just moved! Bald Eagles

Our Bald Eagles have relocated. Find them in Eagle Hall where our Eurasian Eagle Owls previously resided. The owls have moved off exhibit to work with our talented trainers as education ambassadors. Soon, they will appear in Nature’s Voice bird show, and in educational classes.


Plan an Adventure with Guided Bird Watching Tours
  • Wood Warbler Weekend - May 20 - 21
  • Experience the excitement of spring warbler migration during this fun overnight trip along the Northwest Ohio lakeshore.
  • Visit Spectacular South Africa
    See African Penguins in the wild with the National Aviary's Director of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Pilar Fish. This incredible trip is scheduled for October 12-25, 2017. For questions or to book your trip, call AAA's reservation line at 1-800-354-8761.