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Have you ever dreamed of flying? Make your dream a virtual reality.

This exhilarating flight simulation experience allows you to fly like a bird through New York City! Lie on the simulator chest down, flap your arms using hinged wings, controlling direction and speed of travel while a fan simulates headwinds and flying speed. Motors and actuators tilt and dip your body in response. The sensory-motor coupling essentially tricks the brain. Between the motion, wind, sound and visuals, you are effectively flying! A large monitor allows spectators to witness what you're experiencing.

Cost: $8 per flight + general admission for non-members. National Aviary members always receive free general admission.

Book today!
Stop by a Visitors Services Desk when you visit the National Aviary to book your bird flight!
Availability for this unique and exhilarating experience is limited, and flights are booked in ten minute increments with two people per ten minutes.

Hours of Operation: Birdly is open from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Operating hours subject to change. 

 Fly One, Get One!

Santa isn’t the only one taking flight this holiday season! You can experience firsthand what it’s like to fly like a bird in this exhilarating full-body flight simulator.

From Friday, November 24 – Monday, November 27, when you purchase one flight on Birdly®, get a second flight FREE!

Bring your family to the National Aviary this weekend and watch each other fly through New York City. Each flight is unique because you are in control! Will you bravely dive between skyscrapers, or peacefully soar above Central Park? Find out at the National Aviary!

Birdly at the National Aviary is presented by Pittsburgh International Airport.

“Fly One, Get One” offer is subject to availability. Free flight must be used same day as purchase within normal operating hours. Guests must have a wingspan (distance from fingertip to fingertip) of at least 50” to operate Birdly®. 

Please note these important guidelines to ensure your safety and comfort:

  • To operate Birdly®, participants will align their arms with the machine's "wings." The rider's "wingspan" (distance from finger tip to finger tip) must be at least 50".
  • Weight capacity is 395 lbs.
  • Skirts and dresses are not recommended, as participants will climb aboard and lie down (in a flight position) on the simulator.
  • If you have a pacemaker, experience seizures, have limited mobility, or have any medical condition that could pose a risk to your health while flying on Birdly, please do not participate. Consult with your physician if you have questions.
  • Experiences are booked in ten minute timed increments with two people per ten minutes. Participants must arrive at the Birdly® exhibit ten minutes before their scheduled flight. Late arrival may result in cancellation. Refunds will not be granted.
  • Fly at your own risk.
Rent Birdly for your private event!
Birdly hourly package Number of Riders Event rate
2 hour package up to 36 riders $500
3 hour package up to 54 riders $700
4 hour package up to 72 riders $900

Contact our Events Coordinator directly at:

myevent@aviary.org or 412-258-9436

For general information about Birdly or the National Aviary, call 412-323-7235.