Sloth Encounter

Get up close to a Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth!

Available to visitors at $99 per person
Member Price: $89.10 per person
Includes General Admission

Ages 3+
You can meet a sloth up close daily, except Tuesdays, at 9:30 a.m.!

Immersive Experience

  • Learn all about this popular animal from a National Aviary expert—from a sloth’s favorite foods to how much time they spend upside down!
  • Delight in the sights as Valentino or Vivien the sloth make a grand entrance, climbing onto a specially-designed branch right in front of you.
  • Hand feed the sloth one of their favorite foods, like sweet potato.
  • Touch the sloth’s soft fur.
  • Ask whatever questions are on your mind as you learn about sloths in the wild and the importance of rainforest conservation.
  • Be sure to document the experience by snapping a photo of the sloth, or grab a selfie!
Video taken prior to 2020

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.
Book Your Encounter Here

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Additional Information

  • This one-of-a-kind experience is designed for those ages 3 and up. 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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