Owl Encounter

Whoooo wants to delve inside the mind of an owl?

Daily at 2 pm

Meet one of the National Aviary's most mysterious residents! Hold an owl and take pictures with this magnificent bird. You'll learn about the unique adaptations that make owls such amazing hunters, and see fascinating biofacts, like an owl beak! You can even see firsthand what owls eat when you dissect an owl pellet.

Information and Pricing

 At the National Aviary, we give our animals the choice to participate in interactive experiences with caring guests, like you!  Please provide your contact information when booking your encounter. If our animal ambassador needs a day of rest, we will contact you to reschedule your encounter. The comfort and safety of our animals and our guests is always our top priority. Thank you for understanding!
  • $75 per person (minimum 2 people per booking) + general admission for non-members. National Aviary members always receive free general admission.
  • Book with a friend for the most memorable experience! Or make a new friend by having our Visitor Services team pair you with another guest.  Exclusive experiences are also available--inquire when you book.
  • 6 years and older. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Group size limited to four people.
  • Advance registration guarantees your experience. Same-day registration is based on program availability and cannot be guaranteed.  Programs may sell out early for holidays and special weekends.

Please call 412-258-9445 to register.
Tickets for special encounters are non-refundable and non-transferrable to a different day/time.