Seasonal Events at the National Aviary

Experience the magic of how birds “paint the sky” with their vibrant plumage and shaded hues during our BRAND NEW seasonal theme, Colors in FlightEmbark on an exciting scavenger hunt to spark your educational curiosity while discovering how feather colors help species attract mates, blend into their habitats, and even ward off predators! Enjoy other new, Daily Activities included with Admission. 

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Night in the Tropics: Island Oasis!

Fri., July 26 | VIP: 5 – 11 pm (General Admission at 7 pm)
Tickets: VIP $165; General Admission $105 | 21+
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Spend the last weekend in July on the North Shore! Journey to an Island Oasis with tickets to summer’s hottest 21+ party, the National Aviary’s Night in the Tropics Presented by UPMC Health Plan! Enjoy one-of-a-kind Ambassador Animal experiences, after-hours access to the National Aviary’s lush habitats, live entertainment, bites from local restaurants, and more. 

This Summer: Sloth Birthday Celebration!

Thurs., August 22 | 11 am – 3 pm | Included with Admission
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A party fit for a sloth! Help the National Aviary’s Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloths celebrate their birthdays during our Sloth Birthday Celebration. Don’t move slow (like a sloth), reserve tickets in advance.

Keep the sloth fun going during Brushes & Birds: Sloth Edition! Paint your own sloth canvas, in honor of these slow-moving mammals. Book Your Canvas

A Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth hanging upside down on a branch

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Juvenile African Penguin at National Aviary receives new name inspired by love story | WPXI

A juvenile African Penguin that joined the National Aviary flock in October has received a new name.

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Their “Kids” Will Return to the Wild | Outside My Window

Two Guam kingfisher chicks hatched at the National Aviary began their journey back to the wild.

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Threatened with Extinction, Rare Birds Get Flight Upgrade at PIT | Blue Sky News

Guam kingfisher chicks catch Delta flight, prepare for reentry into wild thanks to National Aviary.

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Party in July with the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, National Aviary and Vintage Grand Prix | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Night in the Tropics: Island Oasis to benefit the National Aviary on the North Side. There will be food and drinks from 19 area businesses and live entertainment by No Bad JuJu, Mariachi by Miguel, Guaracha and Marlon’s Dancers.

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How you can see Red the Macaw at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh | CBS News

The National Aivary's Avian Medicine program is providing cutting-edge care to our feathered friends, including Red the Macaw. She was here with Dr. Pilar Fish, the senior director of advancement in avian medicine at the National Aviary.

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