News Releases

A Labor of Love Helps a Very Important Penguin Return Home

National Aviary: The return of an endangered penguin to her home at the National Aviary following a long illness was a success story months in the making.

The Birds Will Welcome Back Visitors as the National Aviary Sets Plan for Phased Reopening with Safety in Mind

National Aviary: Launch of New Timed Ticketing System and Additional Safety Protocols will keep guests safe as they return to the nation's bird zoo.

The National Aviary’s New Virtual Summer Camps

National Aviary: Interactive online camps connect kids to nature from the comfort of their homes.

36-year-old Andean Condor has an Egg at the National Aviary

Years after life-saving veterinary intervention, Lianni has a hopeful new beginning. Now, the pair are caring for a fertile egg, which could hatch in late May to early June. Lianni is a very special bird, and today, she is celebrating her 36th birthday.

National Aviary Breaks Ground on 9,000 Square-Foot Construction Project Featuring New Event Space and Entryway

The National Aviary broke ground today on a new 9,000 square-foot construction project that includes a grand entryway and a new event space, The Garden Room, opening Fall 2020! The Garden Room will be perfect for weddings, events, and education programs with access to beautiful outdoor amenities!

Pair of Toco Toucans joins the National Aviary in new habitat, the TreeTops presented by Peoples

The largest of the toucan species shares habitat with a species extinct in the wild

National Aviary opens Living Dinosaurs, presented by Peoples, for the summer season

Daily guided tours, a chance to fly through Jurassic times as a Pterosaur, hands-on play, real dinosaur fossils and touchable replicas among the elements highlighting traits that birds and dinosaurs share

Andean Condor Egg Laid at the National Aviary Public invited to Watch via Live Streaming Nest Cam

Aviary releases video showing a rare and remarkable look at the moments before, during, and after the egg is laid

Allegheny County Health Department message potentially affecting persons who visited the National Aviary on April 28, 2019

There is no ongoing risk to visitors to the National Aviary since the risk was isolated to a specific time on the afternoon of 4/28.

National Aviary celebrates World Penguin Day Thursday, April 25, with penguin-themed activities.

RAD's 25th Anniversary Celebration continues with
activities changing at the 25th minute of every hour.
National Aviary is home to 18 African Penguins, an endangered species.

Every 25th Visitor to National Aviary Wins on March 25 in Celebration of RAD 25th Anniversary

March continues a year-long promotion of discounts, prize giveaways and promotions at the National Aviary

National Aviary Welcomes Rehabilitated Brown Pelican

National Aviary encourages community to meet the new pelican, vote on its name

Aviary's Choice Awards

In light of awards season, the National Aviary team is honoring some of our most dynamic birds for their most notable traits.

National Aviary and Baby Sloth Valentino Featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Public Invited to Watch Party in Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theater!

Hatching of Guam Kingfisher Chicks at National Aviary Boosts Population of Species Now Extinct in the Wild

AZA Species Survival Plan™ Breeding Program Plays Critical Role in Saving Species Nearly Wiped Out by Accidental Introduction of Brown Tree Snake to Island of Guam

Public Can Vote to name National Aviary’s newest Penguin

Visit before midnight April 25 to vote

Baby Two-Toed Sloth Joins the Flock at National Aviary

Three-month-old Linnaeus’s Two-Toed Sloth Will Be Hand-Raised as Educational Ambassador for Rainforest Species

Louisiana Waterthrush Study Published

New study uses songbird as bioindicator of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing

Night in the Tropics

Purchase your tickets today to the Feathered Fiesta!

Andean Condor Exhibit Opens at National Aviary

Expansive new exhibit provides intimate look at endangered Andean Condors and other birds of prey.

Condor Court renovations begin at the National Aviary. New exhibit to house four Andean Condors.

The National Aviary is bringing Andean Condor conservation, education, and a little bit of Ecuador to Pittsburgh’s Northside with a new exhibit.

National Aviary displays life-size carvings of Passenger Pigeon and two other extinct birds, hosts reception with the artist

Now through December, area institutions mark the extinction of a once abundant bird in Pennsylvania with Project Passenger Pigeon Pittsburgh.

Keep Your Hummingbird Feeders Up Even as the Temperatures Drop This Fall

Public's Help Sought to Study Cold-weather Hummingbirds

National Aviary Awarded Power of Light Grant

Duquesne Light has awarded a $20,000 Power of Light grant to support the National Aviary’s educational programming throughout the Pittsburgh region.

"For The Birds" is Theater in Flight

“For the Birds” is a visual symphony designed for the National Aviary’s Helen M. Schmidt Flight Zone™ Theatre in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.

National Aviary Names Newest African Penguins "Disco Dan" and "Mary Beth," Announces April 5 They'll Join the Colony

The National Aviary surprised Bylsma and his family prior to a celebratory penguin practice swim today, naming their two newest African Penguins – a female and male hatched on November 29 and December 2, 2013, respectively – after Mary Beth and “Disco Dan” Bylsma.

National Aviary Announces New Permanent Exhibit

Named “Canary’s Call,” exhibit highlights birds as indicators of environmental change
Exhibit features signature bird species alongside giant fruit bats called Malayan flying foxes

National Aviary Appoints New Leader

Cheryl Tracy has been named the new Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer of the National Aviary, effective July 1.

Flying Wild with the National Aviary!

Educational program introduces bird conservation

“Aviary on the Air” to Debut January 30th on KQV 1410

The National Aviary is proud to announce that its new radio show, “Aviary on the Air”, will debut on January 30th at 7 P.M. Eastern on KQV AM 1410.

National Aviary Birds to Appear on Today Show

Two winter-loving birds head to New York City

Santa Claus to Visit National Aviary

Skip the Shopping Mall a memorable holiday photo

Kids with Autism Get Special Visit with Santa

National Aviary Offers Special Program

New Birds of Prey on Exhibit at the National Aviary

North Side Attraction Prepares for the Holidays

Celebrate Owl-o-Ween

Hoot your way through Aviary in costume!

National Aviary Offers Positive Parroting Workshop

Do you have a pet parrot? Are you considering adding a pet parrot to your household? Parrots – including parakeets, cockatiels, conures, macaws, and cockatoos – can be incredibly rewarding pets for the right home, but they are not a low-maintenance alternative to a dog or cat.

Two African Penguin Chick Hatch at the National Aviary

First penguins hatched at National Aviary grow pen