Celebrate Owl-o-Ween


Pittsburgh, PA –The National Aviary will celebrate its annual Owl-o-Ween, Saturday, October 20 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., complete with a Halloween party, trick-or-treating, costume contests, crafts, and even a creepy crawly bug station. Enjoy close encounters with raptors, owls and other creatures of the night. All activities are included in price of admission.

Owl Talk: Learn about these amazing birds from the National Aviary’s show staff. Get your photo taken with an owl immediately following the presentation. FliteZone Theater. 10:30-10:50 a.m., 3:00-3:20 p.m.

Story Time: Hear a story about owls especially for children ages 2-5. Penguin Point vestibule, 11:30 a.m.

Burrowing Owl Talk: Learn more about these unique owls from the trainers who care for them daily. Burrowing owl exhibit next to the theater doors, 2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Crafts & Activities: Make and decorate a paper owl to take home; forage for small prizes, using tools just like a bird would use its beak; match the foods, like insects, meat, fish and other foods, to the birds that would eat them; learn more about owls with biofacts and feathers, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the Aviary.

Admission: $13 adults; $12 seniors; $11 children; children under two, free.

More information at www.Aviary.org or by calling 412.323.7235.


About the National Aviary

The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in West Park on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises 600 birds representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. The National Aviary’s large walk-through exhibits create an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and to meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.



Ericka Leigh Houck