Plan Your Visit

Living Dinosaurs presented by Peoples opens May 25!

See real dinosaur fossils, touchable replicas, and life-sized pterosaur sculptures and dinosaur models. Fly like a pterosaur through Jurassic times with Birdly®, a full body flight simulator. See birds in a whole new way with daily Fossils & Feathers Tours to learn what traits birds and dinosaurs share. Kids can have hands-on fun with dinosaur costumes, life-sized nests, dig pits, games, crafts and storytime with a realistic feathered baby T-Rex!

The National Aviary’s large walk-through habitats create an immersive experience unlike any other – an intimate interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to handfeed and meet many species from all over the world!  Click here for our latest hours and admissions information.


See what’s new and make the most of your visit to the National Aviary:

Enjoy daily activities and experiences included with admission:
  • Happening Now– EGGSTRAVAGANZA continues through May 24
    Visit to see unusual nests, baby birds, and new prehistoric eggs! See real dinosaur egg fossils and realistic models of dino nests and eggs! Kids can learn all about eggs and the hatching process - for dinosaurs and birds - while having fun with dig pits, a dinosaur nest photo play area, and an interactive daily storytime. Big kids will love learning about dinosaur and bird eggs with our self-guided activity sheet.
Make your visit to the one-and-only National Aviary unforgettable with these special events and immersive experiences:
  • Learning Bird Songs Overnight Trip -- June 1-2
    Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill will take you on a bird-watching and bird-listening tour to the picturesque Ligonier Valley and surrounding Laurel Highlands. Meals and lodging included.
  • Year-long Celebration of 25 RADical Years – 25th day of each month
    In celebration of the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s (RAD) 25th Year and the significant support they have provided to the National Aviary through the years, we are pleased to offer special activities, prizes or discounts for visitors on the 25th day of each month!
  • Father's Day BBQ Brunch -- June 16 | Two Seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
    Celebrate Dad with a special BBQ menu prepared by Chef Josef Karst of Atria’s catering! Dine in our sunny Rose Garden, indulge in cocktails from our cash bar, and enjoy visits from some of the National Aviary’s birds of prey.

  • NEW Flighted Bird of Prey Encounter – Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 pm
    Two of the National Aviary's striking birds of prey can fly to you in this brand new, exhilarating encounter.
  • Night in the Tropics - July 13, 7 pm - 11 pm
    The National Aviary's signature fundraiser returns with a vibrant new theme: Rio! Spice up your summer with this energetic party!
One-of-a-kind Gifts:
  • Local art inspired by our birds
    Back by popular demand, local artists and makers will create one-of-a-kind pieces featuring the National Aviary's most popular animals. Visit our Gift Shop to pick them up today!

Conservation in action:


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.