Dining & Shopping

 

One-of-a-Kind Memorable Gifts: perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or just because!

The National Aviary Gift Shop offers an array of unique nature-themed gifts, artwork, books, toys, and clothing for every occasion! Browse our selection of field guides, purchase a National Aviary shirt to remember your visit, or find a unique, bird-inspired collectible to grace your home or office. The Gift Shop also has educational toys and books that will help to instill a love and respect for nature in children of all ages. Find thoughtful and one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone (or for yourself)! These fun items below are just a small sample of what you can find at the National Aviary.

 

      

 

Own a Piece of National Aviary History!

Meeghan Triggs, artist and owner of Atelier Fused Glass and Mosaics, has turned the original 1952 window panes from the Tropical Rainforest into exquisite glass art. These rare items are extremely limited in quantity. Call 412-258-9445 or stop by a Visitor Services desk to pre-order your piece of National Aviary history!

 

Maker Challenge

Local Art featuring the National Aviary's most popular animals is available for purchase in our gift shop. Visit to discover beautiful pieces for your home and thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Makers change each month, so there's always something new and exciting to find! Amy Garbark is our June Maker of the Month! She created tea towels, mugs, pouches, and baby clothes inspired by our Burrowing Owls.

 

Funding for the National Aviary Maker Challenge has been generously provided by the Richard King Mellon Foundation. 

 

One-of-a-Kind Experiences You Don't Need to Wrap!

Give the animal lover on your list an experience that they will long remember - the chance to get close to, and interact with, penguins, flamingos, birds of prey and more - by purchasing one of the private encounter programs offered by the National Aviary.

Looking for a more symbolic gift? Look no further than our Adopt-a-Bird program - Adopting a bird is an unusual and creative gift that can be given to the person who has everything, or the person who loves the fine-feathered friends of nature and wants to help take care of them. Sharing one of our birds means that you receive at minimum a beautiful photo of your bird, a personalized "adoption" certificate, and a detailed fact sheet about your chosen bird. As you increase your adoption level, new benefits appear to enhance your experience!

Don't forget:National Aviary Membership makes a great gift that keeps on giving!  Not only will the recipient recieve all the benefits of membership - free admission any time, but also free parking, discounts on camps, classes, birthday parties, and free or discounted admission at more than 300 zoos, aquariums, and botanic gardens nationwide.

Still can't decide? The National Aviary is happy to offer gift certicates for any value! Can be used toward gift shop items, Aviary programs, admission, encounters and so much more! Call 412.258.9445 or visit our concierge desk to pick one up!

 

Dining

Atria's Kookaburra Kitchen provides a wide variety of dining options for National Aviary visitors. From home-made soups and fresh salads to daily specials and sandwiches, Atria's Kookaburra Kitchen is proud to offer a wide array of specialized meals that offer a diverse selection of options for your family and friends.