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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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Kidsburgh’s 2023 big guide to summer camps in Pittsburgh and the region | Kidsburgh

The National Aviary summer camps are superhero-themed and focus on the amazing adaptations that birds possess.

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7 Adorable Proposal Stories – & What We Can Learn From Them | DatingNews.com

On one particular occasion, the National Aviary was able to pull off a grand proposal that included penguins playing as the true love masterminds behind it all.

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Feed A Sloth At National Aviary In Pennsylvania For An Adorable Adventure | Only in Your State

Explore the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, a family-friendly destination that’s home to countless birds and a few mammals – from penguins and bald eagles to sloths.

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How Are Visitors — And Birds — Reacting To The National Aviary’s New Wetlands? | Pittsburgh Magazine

Four months after the National Aviary opened its $3 million renovated Wetlands exhibit, the space is getting high marks — not only from visitors, but also from the birds.

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