Plan Your Visit

An Island Getaway Awaits at the National Aviary!

Transport yourself to an island oasis with new daily activities included with admission! Stroll through hallways lined with breezy palm trees and vibrant florals; roam tropical indoor habitats with lush greenery. Plus, check out upcoming special events such as Flamingo Fest and Passport to Paradise!

Passport to Paradise is THIS FRIDAY!

Passport to Paradise – February 28 | 6 – 10 pm
$30 presale; $35 at the door; Members receive 10% off at checkout with code MEMBER10
Get nose-to-beak with island birds while exploring our tropical indoor habitats. Sip tropical drinks or a pint from Penn Brewery from the cash bar, and enjoy tasty light bites, with other tropical food options available for purchase from Atria’s. Collect Passport Stamps while exploring habitats for a chance to win the Grand Prize: A Pittsburgh Staycation Package!

Hand-feed Rainbow Lorikeets in their NEWLY renovated habitat!

The Rainbow Lorikeets habitat is NOW open! Plus, you can now see two White-cheeked Turacos up close in the Rainbow Lorikeet habitat.

Get Close with NEW Daily Activities Included with Admission

  • NEW! Flamingo Island Adventure - 11:30 am & 2 pm
    Get an up close look at American Flamingos in the Wetlands, including the opportunity to feed them! Volunteer to hand-feed other beautiful island birds as they fly around you.

  • Royal Stoll with the Victoria Crowned Pigeons - 11 am & 3:30 pm
    Watch as these curious birds explore Canary’s Call, presented by Dollar Bank, strolling inches past your feet. You’ll learn all about Victoria Crowned Pigeons -the world’s largest pigeon species- a native of New Guinea!

  • Hang with the Bats - 3 pm
    Stand in awe as Malayan Flying Foxes spread their nearly five-foot wingspan, revealing their cute faces, during an interaction with our trainers. 

  • Hands-on Activities for Kids 
    Kids can dress up as like a bird expert and play with hands-on veterinary and birding toys!

  • Plus, learn about ocean trash and recycling (as shown below), backyard habitats, and islands during interactive daily cart activities.

Get Closer – NOW ONLY $3 each! OR Buy 2 for $5

  • Hand-feed Rainbow Lorikeets in their NEWLY Renovated Habitat!11:30 am, 2:30 pm & 4 pm
    Hold out a cup of nectar for remarkable Rainbow Lorikeets to fly down for a visit (and a snack)!

  • Birdly® – 11 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday; 10 am - 5 pm Saturday & Sunday
    Fly like an eagle through New York City on this full-body flight simulator. This is the closest you’ll ever come to knowing what it’s like to be a bird! Ask our Visitor Services desk to for more information about your flight!

  • Hornbill (NEW) or Toucan Feeding – 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm
    Meet a Red-billed Hornbill or Aracari (small toucan) and hand-feed these incredible birds!

  • Stay tuned for a NEW Immersive Bird Show - COMING SOON!
    Ask the Visitor Service's desk for details when you visit.

Want to Get Even Closer? Book an Animal Encounter!

Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind opportunities to get even closer to animals at the National Aviary. Guided by our expert trainers, you’ll learn how to interact with each unique species and learn all about their habitats, diets and behaviors! Click here for more information.

Also, learn about our NEW Junior Encounters including:

Other Special Events at the National Aviary

  • Eggstravaganza - April 4, 5, 10 & 11 | 11 am - 3 pm
    Included with admission
    Pittsburgh's most egg-cellent spring celebration returns! Hop over to the National Aviary for a parade with the Easter Bunny, a bird-themed egg hunt with an educational twist, a special story time with a live bird appearance, and more!

  • Earth Day Celebration - April 25 | 11 am - 3 pm
    Included with admission
    Celebrate Earth Day with special activities and crafts, and meet birds up close. Learn about simple steps you can take to become a good steward for our planet.

Upcoming Schedule Changes

  • The National Aviary will be closed on Friday, March 6 for an all-staff in-service day. We will reopen on Saturday, March 7 at 10 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The National Aviary is NOT an allergen-free facility, as many of our birds’ diets include nuts, seeds, and other potential human allergens.