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About The National Aviary

The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated to birds. Located in Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh’s historic Northside, the National Aviary is home to more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

The National Aviary’s large walk-through habitats create an experience unlike any other—an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.

The National Aviary’s staff of conservationists and researchers work at home and around the world to save birds and protect habitats. The National Aviary leads, innovates, and contributes to important endangered bird breeding programs while working to preserve important bird habitats around the globe. Dynamic education programming lead by our educators brings the fascinating world of birds and their habitats to diverse audiences, and instills a conservation ethic that teaches the responsibility we all share in being stewards of our planet. The National Aviary strives to present the highest quality family recreational experience that a zoological institution can offer, and inspire respect through nature through an appreciation of birds in every visitor.

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Around Town: Night in the Tropics | Pittsburgh Business Times

The National Aviary hosted Night in the Tropics, its signature summer fundraiser event, on July 16.

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‘Night in the Tropics’ welcomed 1,000 guests to celebrate National Aviary’s milestone | TribLIVE

“Night in the Tropics: Vintage Vacation” was an evening of food, dancing and entertainment.

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The best family-friendly attractions in Pittsburgh | Travel Daily

Located in Allegheny Commons Park, the National Aviary is the largest indoor bird zoo in North America.

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21 things to do this week, from the Pittsburgh Black Music Festival to Picklesburgh | NEXTPittsburgh

Party like it’s 1952 at this retro-themed gala celebrating the Aviary’s 70th anniversary

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Name that pigeon! Pittsburgh City Paper presents Pigeon Week | Pittsburgh City Paper

Help name Pittsburgh City Paper's new feathered mascot for a chance to win National Aviary tickets!

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