Sloth Encounter + Painting

Available to visitors at $125 per person
Member Price: $112.50
Includes General Admission
Ages 3+
You can see a sloth daily at 12:30 pm, except Tuesdays!

Immersive Experience

  • In this ultimate sloth-lover’s experience, participants will experience all the fun of our Sloth Encounter AND take home a special keepsake from their experience!
  • Touch the sloth’s soft fur.
  • Hand feed the sloth one of their favorite foods, like sweet potato.
  • Watch our resident artist and sloth ambassador, Valentino, engage his senses by creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for each participant to take home—pick your own color palette!
  • Ask whatever questions are on your mind as you learn about sloths in the wild and the importance of rainforest conservation.
  • Listen to some of Valentino’s personal stories directly from our expert staff as you take photos and selfies of this amazing experience.
  • Take home your finished portrait and hang it in a place of pride
Book Your Encounter Here

Learn more about the Sloth Painting Experience here!

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.
  • Advance registration guarantees your experience. Same-day registration based on 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.

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.

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