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
  • NEW! Birdly® by SOMNIACS - daily from 10am to 5pm
    Have you ever dreamed of flying? Make your dream a virtual reality. This bird flight simulation experience allows you to fly like a bird through New York City.
  • Penguin Painting - June 11
    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.
  • Falconry - The Sport of Kings! - June 17
    Join the National Aviary’s certified falconer, Cathy Schlott, to discover the history, practices, and theories behind the unique sport of falconry.  Explore the variety of birds used in the sport and why they are selected, and become familiar with equipment and regulations governing falconry in the United States.
  • Father's Day Brunch - June 18
    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.
  • Sloth Brunch - July 23 & August 20
    Join Valentino the sloth for brunch exclusively prepared by Atria’s! Dine in the National Aviary's historic, blooming Rose Garden with everyone's favorite Two-toed Sloth. With activities for children and plenty of entrees designed for adult palates, this is a perfect brunch for every member of the family. 
  • 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!
Welcome to the flock:
  • 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 previously resided.

Pittsburgh's Hottest Party of the Summer

Travel around the equator at our 15th Annual Night in the Tropics! Indulge in the sights, sounds, and flavors of the tropics.  Celebrate the diversity of our remarkable birds and enjoy global entertainment! Get tickets for the July 8th event now!

Help African Penguins:

The National Aviary, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), is joining with the AZA and other accredited aquariums and zoos to take action and help reverse this trend through the “Invest In The Nest” campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign seeks to raise $150,000 to help build and place 1,500 artificial nests for African penguins in South Africa and Namibia. You can help by clicking here

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.