The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

Penguin Lovers Experience

9:30 am – 11:30 am | $140 per person 
Advance booking required by calling 412-258-9445
Beginning This Sunday, March 15, 2020

Love penguins? We get it. If these tuxedoed friends have captured your heart, book a “Penguin Lovers Experience” today!

Penguin Lovers can get up close to the National Aviary’s colony of penguins in three immersive ways:

  • Participate in a Penguin Encounter – meet one of our African Penguins up-close. Learn all about the species; have a chance to touch the penguin; take photos- as you learn about penguins and what you can do to help protect their habitats in the wild.



  • Feed our colony of penguins during a Private Penguin Feeding - Enter the habitat to hand-feed our colony of African Penguins, and have the opportunity to feel the penguins slick feathers!



  • Learn how we care for our colony – Go behind-the-scenes to see how our team cares for our African Penguins!

As a “penguin lover” you will receive a penguin button and you’ll learn about the African Penguin species. Plus, your purchase will support the National Aviary’s work to save their species and protect their habitats!

Participants will be guided through the outdoor habitat within the National Aviary’s Penguin Point to feed our colony. Boots and hipwaders will be provided; socks are required and may be purchased at our gift shop.

This experience is available for guests ages 14 or older. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a paying, legal adult.

Book now by calling 412-258-9445!

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!