Junior Zookeeper Encounter

Meet an owl and an armadillo!

Available to visitors at $33 per person
Member Price: $29.70
Includes General Admission

Ages 6 and under

This unique opportunity is offered daily at 10:30 a.m.

Immersive Experience

  • Meet two unique National Aviary residents–an owl and an armadillo during this exciting new encounter geared toward our junior fans!
  • See the armadillo explore the space and don’t be surprised if he comes right up to you as armadillos are naturally curious and love to forage using their strong sense of smell.
  • See an owl up close to you as you learn all about what makes them so unique, from their uncanny ability to turn their heads almost all the way around, to their exceptional eye sight and their silent flight.
  • Learn about both species’ amazing adaptations through stories and a puzzle activity.
  • Ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about these interesting animals– curiosity is encouraged during this interactive encounter.
Book Your Encounter Here

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.
  • 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.
  • Please visit our COVID Information page for policy updates.

Additional Information:

  • This encounter is open to all ages as it was created with young animal lovers in mind – our team recommends this experience for children under 6 years old. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
  • At the National Aviary, we give our animals the choice to participate in interactive experiences with caring guests, like you! Please provide your contact information when booking your encounter. If our animal ambassador needs a day of rest, we will contact you to reschedule your encounter. 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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