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National Aviary News

Contact: Robin Weber, National Aviary Senior Director of Marketing & Community Relations

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Summer’s hottest party is back with live music, dancing, great food and the diverse beauty of the National Aviary’s birds 

June 15, 2018 (Pittsburgh, PA) –  Join the National Aviary for a vintage beach party at its 16th annual Night in the Tropics, Saturday, July 21. Guests will bask in the sights, sounds, colors and tastes of summer, all while enjoying the lush setting of the National Aviary and mingling with rare and beautiful birds.

The event features tasty bites from more than 30 of Pittsburgh’s favorite restaurants and bakeries. In addition, beer, wine and specialty drinks are also included with your ticket.

This year’s party will feature graceful hula dancers, surfer-style musical performances, and exotic fire performers, compliments of Tuika's Polynesian Island Magic.  Guests will dance under the stars to sultry Latin beats with DJ Mike MC and enjoy live music by The Lava Game.  The National Aviary’s lush habitats will be open for guests to explore after dark, including the newly renovated Tropical Rainforest. Throughout the evening guests will enjoy exclusive up-close interactions with colorful birds, and the National Aviary’s immersive butterfly garden will be open at the beginning of the event.  

Proceeds from Night in the Tropics support the National Aviary's local and international education, avian medicine and conservation programs.  

Night in the Tropics is presented by UPMC Health Plan.

Night in the Tropics
Saturday, July 21
6:00 VIP Reception; 7:00 General Admission
$85 General Admission
$150 VIP ticket includes free valet parking, early admission, full bar, a special VIP reception, exclusive bird meet and greets, and exclusive bar and food access.

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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 500 birds representing more than 150 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. For more information visit