The National Aviary will be closed on Tuesday, September 26th.

The National Aviary will be closed on Tuesday, September 26th.

Penguin Encounter

Have you ever wanted to get up close with an African Penguin?

Now you can! Mingle with one of our most recognizable birds in this popular interactive program.


Information and Pricing

$40 per person + general admission for non-members. National Aviary members always receive free general admission.

6 years and older.  Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Group size limited to eight 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.