Owl Encounter

Who-o-o-o Wants to Hold a Mysterious Owl?

An Eastern Screech-Owl on a glove

Member Savings Price: $66.60
Non-Members: $74 per person
Includes General Admission
Ages 6+
Offered Daily at 1:30 pm, except Tuesdays

  • Hold an owl on your gloved hand with the assistance of an Aviary aviculturist*. 
  • Learn about the unique adaptations of owls, from their uncanny ability to turn their head almost all the way around, to their exceptional eyesight and silent flight! 
  • Learn how you can help protect owls in your own backyard.
  • Guests are encouraged to take photos or videos and to ask questions.

Book Owl Encounter!

*An aviculturist is a National Aviary expert who provides daily care for the owl

We paid for the owl experience for our two kids (ages 15 and 21). The kids came out of the room excited and busily talking about everything they learned. Both agreed the employee was incredibly knowledge and had a well-organized and thoughtful presentation. Also, we loved the immersive exhibits and very much enjoyed sharing the birds’ habitat with them.

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Additional Information

  • 6 years and older. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Book before you visit to guarantee your experience. Same-day registration is based on limited program availability and cannot be guaranteed.  
  • 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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