Flamingo Trek

Join our flock of flamingos on the beach of our Wetlands habitat!

Trek through the vegetation to the open beach where one or more of our frolicking flock may greet you with a welcoming honk.  Discover more about these beautiful birds, including what they eat and how they forage, before helping to feed them yourself.  Don't be surprised if one of our birds gets up close and becomes curious!  They enjoy exploring new things!

Information and Pricing

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!

  • $75 per person (minimum 2 people per booking) + general admission for non-members. National Aviary members always receive free general admission.
  • Book with a friend for the most memorable experience! Or make a new friend by having our Visitor Services team pair you with another guest.  Exclusive experiences are also available--inquire when you book.
  • Participants must be at least 42” tall and 10 years old. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Group size limited to four people.
  • Entering the Habitat: Access to the encounter area involves descending a short flight of steps and walking over uneven terrain. You will be seated in the exhibit for the experience. Seats are portable chairs with a weight capacity of 250 lbs.
  • 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.
  • No jewelry, bags, or coats are permitted on the Wetlands beach.

Please call 412-258-9445 to register. Tickets for special encounters are non-refundable and non-transferrable to a different day/time.