Falcon Encounter

Available to visitors at $74 per person
Member Price: $66.60 per person
Includes General Admission

Ages 6+
Available daily at 2:00 p.m
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Lanner Falcon

Immersive Experience

  • Learn about the fascinating adaptations that make falcons masters of the sky, from their aerodynamic wings to their strong talons, and hooked beaks.
  • Hold a falcon on your gloved hand and see this magnificent bird up close.
  • Take photos of this memorable experience.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of birds of prey, and learn how you can help protect falcons in the wild.

Enhanced Safety

  • Each Animal Encounter is limited in size to allow for a personal experience and to provide ample space between participant groups.
  • Seating is separated by 6 feet for individuals and families not in the same group.
  • Staff will wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Guests are also required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Guests are provided with hand sanitizer before and after any animal interactions.
  • The National Aviary is performing frequent cleaning and disinfection of surfaces throughout the day.
Book Your Encounter Here

Additional Information

  • 6 years and older. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age.
  • At the National Aviary, we give our animals the choice to participate in interactive experiences with caring guests, like you! If our animal ambassador needs a day of rest, we will contact you to reschedule your encounter, as the comfort and safety of our animals and our guests is always our top priority. Thank you for understanding!

Email info@aviary.org or call 412-258-9445 for more information or with questions.

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