Seasonal Events at the National Aviary

Tired of the chilly Pittsburgh weather? It’s time to say goodbye to the cold and hello to a tropical paradise at the National Aviary’s Coastal Getaway! Our NEW seasonal theme will transport you to a vibrant and colorful world of coastal and tropical species. Plan your visits during special event weekend for even more fun!

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Night in the Tropics: Island Oasis!

Fri., July 26 | VIP: 6 – 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! Experience one-of-a-kind meet-and-greets with Animal Ambassadors, after-hours access to the National Aviary’s lush habitats, live entertainment, bites from local restaurants, and more. 


Sat. & Sun., April 27 and 28 | 11 am- 3 pm | Included with Admission
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An entire weekend dedicated to Pittsburgh’s favorite flightless birds! Learn amazing penguin facts from Aviary experts, meet the colony at Penguin Point, and take part in a variety of themed activities!

Continue the penguin fun by creating your own masterpiece during Brushes & Birds, a step-by-step painting class guided by Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas (; Register here.

An African Penguin swimming underwater

This Summer: Sloth Birthday Celebration!

Thurs., August 22 | 11 am – 3 pm | Included with Admission
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A Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth hanging upside down on a branch

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.

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Two Eurasian Eagle-Owl Chicks Hatch at National Aviary | National Aviary

A Eurasian Eagle-Owl, one of the largest owl species in the world, has hatched at the National Aviary.

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Pittsburgh’s National Aviary welcomes a new male Andean Condor | 90.5 WESA

The National Aviary publicly welcomed a new, male Andean Condor named Bud to Pittsburgh this week.

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Meet Bud: National Aviary announces arrival of new Andean condor | WTAE

The National Aviary announced the arrival of one of its newest residents Thursday.

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This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, right alongside the birds at the National Aviary.

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