Owl Encounter

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

Member Savings Price: $66.60*
Non-Members: $74*
Includes General Admission
Ages 6+
Daily at 1:30 pm

*Prices per person

Hoot hoot! Fly into the extraordinary world of owls during a National Aviary Owl Encounter with Luna or Cedar!

  • Meet Luna, a very remarkable owl who is curious about her environment, or Cedar, an owl known for his vocals!
  • Hold one of them on your gloved hand with the assistance of an Aviary aviculturist*. 
  • Learn about an owl’s unique adaptations, from their uncanny ability to turn their head almost 360 degrees, to their exceptional eyesight and silent flight! 
    • Take a closer look at Eastern Screech Owl feathers, which allow them to perfectly camouflage against tree bark.
  • Find out how you can help protect owls like Luna and Cedar in your own backyard.
  • Yes, you can take photos or videos and of course, ask our experts questions!

Book Owl Encounter!

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

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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