Groups

Embark on a Memorable Adventure at the One and Only National Aviary!

At the National Aviary, groups encounter exotic, rare, and endangered birds up close as they venture through our tropical forest, lush wetlands, serene grasslands, and the rocky coastline of penguin point. Beautiful birds fly freely around visitors as they walk though our indoor exhibits, with opportunities to hand-feed birds for a truly unforgettable experience.

 

Groups of 15 or more paying in a single transaction are eligible for admission discounts and experiences, like penguin painting, close-up encounters, and live bird shows!
 

Are you a school group? Click here for our school programs!

 

 

Group Options

Group rates are based on a minimum of 15 people.
Visits can range from 1-4 hours.

Group Rate

$10 per person

General Admission + Tour

$16 per person

General Admission + Program

$18 per person

General Admission + Program + Tour

$23 per person
 
 
 
 
 
 


Programs

Did you choose a group option with a program? You'll choose from a range of fun, educational programs where you can learn how to attract birds to your backyard, get a tour of our hospital, become a bird identification expert, and much more!

 

Dine with the Birds Package

Enjoy a private breakfast or lunch that includes a visit from a trainer who will introduce you to three of the National Aviary’s most popular birds! Begin breakfast as early as 8:30 a.m.
$35-$40 per person (includes breakfast or lunch!)

 

Live, Free-Flight Bird Shows

Enjoy an incredible 30 minute show in the Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theater! Close encounters with free-flying live birds combine with theatrical lighting, sound, and dynamic video for an inspiring multi-sensory experience.

1 show............$5 per person

2 shows...........$9 per person


Special Group-Only Experiences and Fun Add-Ons!

Make your Aviary visit uniquely yours. Customize your visit by adding any of the following options to your group rate or package:

 

1-Hour Guided Tour ...................................$6 per person
Enjoy and in-depth, guided tour through our beautiful free-flight exhibits. A National Aviary expert will share the unique attributes of a variety of species and answer questions.

 

Private Toucan Feeding .............................$150 per group
Have an Aracari hop on your hand to enjoy a fruity treat.

 

Private Penguin Painting............................$10 per person
Did you know our African Penguins can paint with their feet? Pick your paint colors and each group member can take home an original masterpiece!

 

Close-up Owl Encounter.............................$300 per group
Get nose to beak with one of the Aviary’s most mysterious residents! A free lucky group members can hold an owl.

 

Logistical Information for Groups

Group Size: Group rates are based on a minimum of 15 persons.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday | 10 am – 5 pm

Location: The National Aviary is located at 700 Arch Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Conveniently located a short distance from Downtown Pittsburgh and just blocks from the Warhol Museum, PNC Park, Heinz Field & Rivers Casino. Easy access to major interstates including I-376, I-279 and Route 28.

Accessibility: Fully ADA Compliant, Indoors, One Floor

Dining: Enjoy our onsite café with indoor and outdoor seating, or ask about a catering package.

Gift Shop: Commemorate your trip with a souvenir. Find unique gifts for any occasion!

Parking and Transportation: Convenient drop off points and nearby bus parking is available on Arch Street and Western Avenue. A private parking lot for cars and vans is available for $5 per vehicle (subject to availability).
**Attention Bus Drivers/Operators: Please note this important bridge restriction near the National Aviary.**

 

Schedule Your Visit Today!

By Phone or email: Contact the National Aviary’s Group Sales Coordinator Audrey Beichner at 412-258-9463.

By Mail: Download and print the form by clicking here

Online: Click here to schedule your visit on our website.

Upon selection of your date, you will be sent a group sales agreement document. Your reservation is final only after the National Aviary’s receipt of your signed agreement and receipt of deposit.

 

Scheduling Tips:
  • Have several dates in mind in case your preferred date is unavailable.
  • We recommend reserving your visit three weeks in advance or more.
  • Please plan to arrive at the National Aviary 15 minutes prior to the start of your visit. If your group is running late, call the National Aviary at 412-323-7235 and dial 0 to reach the front desk. You may also call Audrey at 412-258-9463 to alert her.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The National Aviary is NOT an allergen-free facility, as many of our birds’ diets include nuts, seeds, and other potential human allergens. 

 

Questions?

We're here to help you build a memorable group experience.
Contact: Audrey Beichner, Group Sales Coordinator
Phone: 412-258-9463
Fax: 412-321-4364
Email: Audrey.Beichner@aviary.org