Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence

The National Aviary was founded in 1952 as one large, conservatory-aviary where visitors would find themselves immersed in the world of birds and experience them in a naturalistic setting. Over the course of 70 years, the National Aviary has grown to become not only a beloved Pittsburgh institution, but also an internationally recognized leader in avian medicine, animal care, and conservation.

The work of our dedicated team has transformed the National Aviary, helping us to engage visitors in our mission to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. Join us in celebrating 70 years of working to save birds and protect their habitats.

Ways to celebrate with the National Aviary

Visit the National Aviary

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Immerse yourself in lush habitats where beautiful birds from around the world fly around you! Learn about these species through interactive daily activities included with admission!

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Donate to help support more than 500 animals

For 70 years, the National Aviary has provided high quality, individualized care to each bird and mammal to call the National Aviary home. Your support helps our work of inspiring respect for nature through an appreciation of birds.

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Become a National Aviary Member

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Enjoy a flock of great benefits with three different National Aviary Membership! Become a Traditional Member and visit the National Aviary for FREE for a year and more! Our Virtual Membership offers exclusive access to our Virtual Resource Library, discounts on select virtual programs. A Sustaining Membership offers invitations to exclusive birding events, special events, and more!

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In The News

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Waddle We Do Without Penguins? | AZA Connect

AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction African Penguin is a dedicated team of AZA members who collaborate to save African penguins from extinction.

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The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED® Gold Certification | Glass on Web

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

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National Aviary announces launch of “Tropical Paradise” | Observer Reporter

The National Aviary is opening its 70th year with the launch of “Tropical Paradise,” a new seasonal theme highlighting tropical animals and habitats through programming, signage and decor.

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The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED Gold Certification | National Aviary News

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

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Sunday Business Page: National Aviary Reaches Its 70th Year | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA's Jon Delano spoke with Cathy Schlott about the aviary and the Tropical Paradise season that's coming up.

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