Fall at the National Aviary

A Visit to the National Aviary Will Leave You Smiling!

  • NEW Tropical Rainforest 
    Step from the leaves outside to a tropical oasis! See the stunning transformation of this immersive free-flight habitat: vibrant, natural light permeates through the new glass ceiling, water cascades over the tiered waterfall as birds play and bathe in its pools, and birds fly freely around the room. Plus, Wookiee the sloth is hanging out in the canopy!

    Photo by Jim Cunningham.
  • Amazing Amazon - daily at 11 am & 1:30 pm, except for Tuesdays when our birds are resting
    Colorful macaws and a Toco Toucan fly over the audience, and Valentino the sloth makes his way slowly across a vine. This interactive live bird presentation will transport you to the depths of the amazon rainforest!

    For a limited time only, Members save $1 on tickets to Amazing Amazon, regularly priced at $5! 
    Not a Member yet? Click here!

Join the flock for awesome autumn events:

  • Open Black Friday - November 23 | 10 am - 5 pm
    Get your holiday shopping done at our unique Gift Shops!
  • Photos with Santa - November 24 & December 1, 8, 15, 22 | 11 am - 1 pm
    Bring your wish list and a camera! Take photos with Santa and his penguin pals. Included with admission.
  • Brunch with Santa - December 9 | 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
    Enjoy a special holiday brunch with Santa! 

 Find One-of-a-Kind Gifts and Souvenirs!

  • Own a Piece of National Aviary History -The original 1952 window panes from the Tropical Rainforest were turned into exquisite glass art by local artist Meeghan Triggs. These items are extremely limited in quantity. Call 412-258-9445 or stop by a Visitor Services desk to 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. We feature a new Maker every month, so check back often to see what's new!


Celebrate Year of the Bird!


Check out how we are celebrating the anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act each month, and how you can join in!