Armadillo Encounter - 10:00 AM

Call 412-258-9445 to purchase!

Get up close to an adorable armadillo!

This unique opportunity is available daily at  10 am.

Watch the National Aviary’s Southern three-banded Armadillo walk around and explore as you learn all about this fascinating species. You can take photos of the armadillo, touch his natural armor, and interact with him using enrichment toys.

These encounters provide short, intimate experiences between animals and humans that are mutually beneficial. The armadillo gains experience with a variety of situations that assist in his development and is enriched with fascinating activities that support his daily health and well-being. Our guests gain a deeper understanding of this species, its importance in nature, and its status in the wild, as well as their own personal connections with living things. 

Information & Pricing:

  • $40 per person + general admission for non-members. National Aviary members always receive free general admission.
  • All ages. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age. Group size limited to four people.
  • 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.

Please call 412-258-9445 to register.

Tickets for encounters are non-refundable and non-transferrable to a different day/time. 
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!