The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

Junior Penguin Encounter

 

NEW Junior Penguin Encounter

Animal lovers of all ages can experience the thrill of an up-close visit with an African Penguin with a new Junior Penguin Encounter! Young children, accompanied by adults, can learn about this species and its adaptations in a fun game, then meet a real penguin face to face!

  • $30 per person
  • This encounter is open to all ages as it was created with young penguin lovers in mind – our team recommends this experience for children under 6 years old.  
  • Advance registration guarantees your experience. Same-day registration is based on program availability and cannot be guaranteed. Programs may sell out early for holidays and special weekends.
  • Tickets for encounters are non-refundable and non-transferrable to a different day/time.

More Ways to Get Even Closer to an African Penguin:

  • Penguin Encounter: Mingle with one of our most recognizable birds in this popular interactive program, offered twice daily at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM.
  • Private Penguin Feeding: Enter the habitat to hand-feed our colony of African Penguins, touch the penguins slick feathers, and take a one-of-a-kind selfie during this immersive experience!

Email info@aviary.org or call 412-258-9445 to book your animal encounter!

At the National Aviary, we give our animals the choice to participate in interactive experiences with caring guests, like you!  Please provide your contact information when booking your encounter. If our animal ambassador needs a day of rest, we will contact you to reschedule your encounter. The comfort and safety of our animals and our guests is always our top priority. Thank you for understanding!