The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

Flamingo Trek

Join our flock of flamingos on the beach of our Wetlands habitat!

This unique opportunity is available daily at 2:00 PM

Trek through the vegetation to the open beach where one or more of our frolicking flock may greet you with a welcoming honk.  Discover more about these beautiful birds, including what they eat and how they forage, before helping to feed them yourself.  Don't be surprised if one of our birds gets up close and becomes curious!  They enjoy exploring new things!

Information and Pricing

  • $75 per person
  • This is a private experience. All bookings require a minimum of two guests. Book this experience with a friend and never worry about sharing the experience with another group!
  • Participants must be at least 42” tall and 10 years old. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age. Group size limited to four people.
  • Entering the Habitat: Access to the encounter area involves descending a short flight of steps and walking over uneven terrain. You will be seated in the exhibit for the experience. Seats are portable chairs with a weight capacity of 250 lbs.
  • Cell phones for taking photos independently are permitted; however, the ability to use such devices on the Wetlands beach will be left up to the discretion of the National Aviary staff member overseeing the encounter. National Aviary staff are not able to take photos using a participant's device.
  • No jewelry, bags, or coats are permitted on the Wetlands beach.
  • Advance registration guarantees your experience. Same-day registration is based on program availability and cannot be guaranteed.  Programs may sell out early for holidays and special weekends.

Email info@aviary.org or call 412-258-9445 to book your animal encounter!

Tickets for special encounters are non-refundable and non-transferrable to a different day/time.
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!