Now Growing!

Now growing at the National Aviary!

Explore a tropical paradise, catch a showing of Amazing Amazon, and meet Vivien our baby sloth!

Make your visit to the one-and-only National Aviary unforgettable with new and exciting experiences:
      • Amazing Amazon - Daily at 11 am & 1:30 pm
        Except for Tuesdays when our birds are resting.
        You’ll be amazed by the wild wonders of the Amazon in this new, multi-media, free-flight show in the newly renovated Helen M. Schmidt FliteZoneTM Theater! 



      • Baby Sloth Encounter - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am
        Meet our new, furry resident! See Vivien up close, take photos, touch her, and learn all about sloths!

        Stay up-to-date with all things Vivien by clicking here

      • VIP Experience - Call to set up the ideal time for you!
        Get the star treatment with this half-day experience, customized just for you. You'll get to go behind-the-scenes and meet beautiful birds up close. Call 412-258-9439 to book your one-of-a-kind day.



Check out what's new:

  • Witness the Transformation of the Tropical Rainforest!
    An exciting renovation of the Tropical Rainforest is underway! You'll be able to look into the Tropical Rainforest to see the exciting changes, and Canary's Call will remain open. 
  • Private Penguin Feeding - Daily at 1 pm or 4 pm (weather permitting)
    Put on boots and hip-waders and enter Penguin Point alongside one of the National Aviary’s aviculturists. You’ll learn how to hand-feed our African Penguins and then feed them yourself!
  • Father's Day BBQ Brunch - June 17
    Enjoy a delecetable barbeque inspired brunch prepared by chef Josef Karst of Atria's. New menu items, bloody marys and mimosas from our cash bar, and visits from the National Aviary's birds of prey, make this brunch truly one of a kind!
  • Experience Costa Rica - October 20-31
    Travel to Costa Rica with National Aviary Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill! Gain unique insights and perspectives about the rainforest birds you'll encounter on this pre-planned international adventure. In partnership with AAA Travel
Find One-of-a-Kind Gifts and Souvenirs!
  • Maker Challenge - Local Art featuring the National Aviary's most popular animals is available for purchase in our gift shop. Visit to discover beautiful pieces for your home and thoughtful gifts for friends and family.