Gift Guide

Find the perfect gift this holiday season at the National Aviary!

 

Shop our Gift Shop!

Find a wide variety of thoughtful boutique-style items for everyone on your list! The shop is owned and operated by the National Aviary, so proceeds of the sales come directly to us, rather than to a third party. By shopping with us, you are helping to support the important work that we do to help save birds and protect their habitats.

Open daily during National Aviary hours, 10 am - 5 pm, admission is not required to shop.

Get the deals!
  • We're open on Black Friday, November 23! 
    When you purchase a membership*, get a FREE Plush and a $15 Atria's gift card (valid on Atria's purchases over $30).
    *Excludes joint Children's Museum membership.
  • Museum Store Sunday is November 25!
    Save 25% in our Gift Shops with the purchase of admission. 
  • Holiday Lights & Late Nights Shopping Discounts on December 13 & 20!
    Get 10% off all purchases! Members receive 20% off. 
Looking for ideas?

Find thoughtful host/hostess gifts, pick up Pittsburgh-inspired items for the yinzer in your life, and of course, peruse a wide variety of bird-themed gifts for the avian enthusiast. 

 

Buy hand-crafted items from Pittsburgh artists and makers! 

Local Art featuring the National Aviary's most popular animals is available for purchase in our gift shop through our Maker Challenge. Visit to discover beautiful pieces for your home and thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Funding for the National Aviary Maker Challenge has been generously provided by the Richard King Mellon Foundation. 


Scarlet Ibis items by David Montgomery and Karen Krieger
November 2018 Makers of the Month

 

Adopt a Bird

A symbolic adoption is the perfect present for the animal lover on your list. With over 20 different birds and five levels to choose from, you can customize your adoption, and even include a plush or encounter to enhance your gift. Included in your adoption packet is an 8" x 10" frame-able mat with a beautiful photo of your bird, personalized adoption certificate, and species fact sheet. Your gift will help support the care of all the birds at the National Aviary and our conservation work around the world!

Looking for ideas?
  • Adopt an African Penguin!
    This endangered and adorable species needs your help! Your adoption supports vital conservation efforts, and specialized care for these special birds.

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

Gift certificates to the National Aviary are the perfect option for an unforgettable present that stands out. You will be giving the gift of a once in a lifetime experience! Whether it is general admission passes for a fun-filled day in our habitats or a behind the scenes VIP tour, your gift is sure to be the highlight of their holiday!

Looking for ideas?
  • Holiday Penguin Camp: Spend a day of holiday fun with our penguins. Camps are designed for ages 6-8 and 9-12 and include up-close encounters and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities. Register today with a credit card over the phone by calling 412-258-9439, or click here. 



  • Up-close Encounters with our Birds: Get to know the penguins, feed the flamingos or see the talons of an owl up-close. Encounters with our magnificent birds are perfect gifts for couples, families or friends!



  • Sloth Encounter:  Learn about sloths and their rainforest habitat, feed a sloth, touch its soft fur, and take incredible photos!



  • VIP Experience: Enjoy an unforgettable, customized, behind-the-scenes tour as a VIP Guest. This is the perfect gift for any animal lover, future veterinarian, or that special someone who always wanted to work at a zoo!

 

The Gift of Membership

Give the gift of flight with a National Aviary membership this holiday season! Members enjoy FREE unlimited General Admission, discounts at the Gift Shop, free parking, discounted admission to select National Aviary special events, and free or discounted admission to hundreds of zoos and botanical gardens across the country*. With more than 500 birds and family events, a gift of membership is something that continues to give all year long. Purchase your membership gift online now!

 *does not include Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium or Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens