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Seasonal Schedule

May 4

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

One event on November 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on December 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on December 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

Winter Daily Operating Hours:

Mondays: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Sundays: 10 am – 5 pm

Explore tropical habitats close to home!

You may not be able to travel, but the National Aviary offers a warm and welcoming experience that feels like you’re headed to a tropical destination far away!

Plan your visit now and enjoy:

Daily programs that are immersive and engaging to a large audience, particularly to families with kids, as well as lifelong learners. These programs include a variety of opportunities, such as:

  • Meet and Greet with birds and animals
  • Enjoy informative talks during habitat feeding times, such as our Tropical Rainforest Feeding, where you can feel as though you stepped into a far-away land with your guide, a National Aviary expert!
  • Immerse yourself in an interactive bird show, Amazing Amazon, sponsored by AAA Travel; available for $3 per person! You can book onsite at the Visitor Services Desk.
  • Spend time in our tranquil habitats, with ample physical distancing to take in the serenity of the surroundings

A visit to the National Aviary allows you and your family to learn while having fun! Programming offered daily, except Tuesdays, fits nicely into STEAM education requirements, and yet a trip to the Aviary feels like recess, with engaging activities and immersive experiences for all!

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The top priority of the National Aviary is always the health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals. We actively follow guidelines from by the Allegheny County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All National Aviary experiences have been thoughtfully planned to allow for physical distancing. Current measures also include enhanced safety protocols such as protective face masks, practicing physical distancing, and increased hand sanitization stations, as well as an online timed ticketing system which limits capacity to provide ample space for physical distancing.

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10 Places to Visit on Sunny Days in Pittsburgh! | Her Campus

On a nice, sunny day, college students can head to the North Shore and visit the National Aviary!

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3 peregrine falcon chicks hatch in Cathedral of Learning nest | TribLIVE

Morela, a female peregrine falcon, laid the four eggs in March, and she and mate Ecco have been incubating them for the past month. The National Aviary operates a nest cam, so viewers can watch Morela and mate Ecco care for the chicks.

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3 peregrine falcon chicks hatch in Cathedral of Learning nest | Yahoo! News

Three peregrine falcons hatched Sunday in the nest atop the Cathedral of Learning, according to Pittsburgh's National Aviary.

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Why Pittsburgh is So Much More than a Steel Town | Conde Nast Traveler

The immersive, experiential Mattress Factory, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory, The National Aviary and The Frick Pittsburgh are among the city’s other outstanding cultural institutions.

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First Peregrine Falcon Chick Hatches At Pitt’s Cathedral Of Learning Nest | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

The National Aviary announced that the first Peregrine Falcon chick has hatched at Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning nest on Sunday.

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