Sloth Encounter + Painting

The Ultimate Sloth Experience!

Member Savings Price: $112.50
Non-Member Price: $125 per person
Includes General Admission
Ages 3+
Daily 12:30 pm, except Tuesdays

  • The National Aviary’s Most Popular Animal Encounter: Experience all of the fun from our traditional Sloth Encounter AND take home a special keepsake from our resident artist: Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth, Valentino! 
  • YOU get to pick your own color palette and take home the personalized painting.
    • Watch as Valentino uses his natural abilities to grasp and move objects to paint you a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! 
  • Hand-feed Valentino a few of his favorite treats and feel his soft fur while an Aviary expert shares some of Valentino’s personal stories and discover the importance of rainforest conservation for sloths and birds alike!
  • Guests are encouraged to take photos or videos and to ask questions.

Book Sloth Encounter + Painting!

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.
  • 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! 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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