Plan Your Visit

This summer only - Living Dinosaurs presented by Peoples

Discover the fascinating similarities between birds and dinosaurs with real fossils, touchable replicas, dig pits, storytime with a baby T-Rex, and more; all included with admission! Plus, fly through Jurassic Times on Birdly®, a full-body flight simulator.

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:
  • Dino Discovery Camp – 10 am - 3 pm
    Explore dig pits, play in life-size egg nests, put on pterosaur wings, and more!

  • Ty's Storytime – 11 am
    Enjoy storytime in the Rose Garden with a very special appearance from Ty, a feathered baby T-Rex!

  • Paleo Play - 12 pm - 12:30 pm
    Make your very own clay fossil craft that you get to take home or take part in fun activities in the Rose Garden!

  • Grey Crowned-crane Garden Walks – Twice Daily
    See the chick up close when it goes for a stroll in the Rose Garden to exercise its legs and practice for its role as an ambassador for its species.

Fly like a pterosaur on Birdly®

You’re in control as you fly like a pterosaur through Jurassic Times on Birdly®, our full body flight simulator! Flap your arms to pick up speed and feel the wind in your hair as you soar past dinosaurs! Book at a Visitor’s Service desk when visiting the National Aviary.

Make your visit to the one-and-only National Aviary unforgettable with these special events and immersive experiences:
  • Classes for Bird Lovers - Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, BONUS CLASS October 3 | 10 - 11:30 am
    Price: $25 per class for members; $35 per class for nonmembers
    Buy a membership and save $30 on all three classes!
    Join National Aviary Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill for a series of classes focusing on unique aspects of birds, from behavior to appearance.  Classes will include both classroom time and time walking in and around the National Aviary. Refreshments will be served!

  • Ladies Night Out - Friday, September 20 | 6 - 10 pm
    Tickets: $75 | Group Rate (6+): $60
    Ladies (and gentlemen, too!) are welcome for an evening of delectable fare, delightful drinks, and beautiful birds to see up close! Explore the National Aviary's lush habitats. Pamper yourself with offerings from event partners representing the spa, salon, cosmetic, clothing, jewelry, and travel industries. Enjoy complimentary valet parking. Plus, each guest is entered to win exciting prizes throughout the evening! It's all included with your ticket. 

  • 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!
    • On September 25th, 2019, the National Aviary will offer 25% off general admission for visitors!

  • Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to See Disney's Hit Musical The Lion King

Zazu the hornbill is flying into Pittsburgh! Come and visit a Red-billed Hornbill at the National Aviary and enter for a chance to win tickets to see Disney's hit musical The Lion King while you're here!


One-of-a-kind Gifts:
  • Fall-tastic Merchandise!

To coincide with Mysterious Creatures, you can purchase unique fall items in our gift shop. Admission not required to shop! Members always receive a 10% discount on gift shop items.


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.