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Feel as though you’re taking a trip around the world during Forests, the fall season at the National Aviary! Explore mysterious, immersive habitats, from our dreamlike Tropical Rainforest to the forest’s edge of the Wetlands. Visit to meet some of the fascinating animals that call forests home, including mysterious owls, sociable parrots, and powerful birds of prey! Learn how to protect forest birds and about the resources forests provide through interactive daily programming that offers unforgettable experiences for guests of all ages.

  • Tickets

    Timed ticketing for admission and Animal Encounters makes reserving tickets online simple and quick.

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  • Animal Encounters

    Get up-close to amazing animals like sloths and penguins with this one-of-a-kind immersive experience. Now includes admission!

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  • Memberships

    National Aviary Members enjoy free admission, discounts on Animal Encounters, select events and programs, and more! You must reserve admission tickets in advance. New: add on Virtual Membership!

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  • COVID-19 Safety

    Enhanced safety protocols allow you to enjoy experiences like visiting a colony of African Penguins and relaxing in the quiet surrounds of the Grasslands habitat.

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  • Daily Activities & Featured Events

    Don't miss exciting immersive experiences happening daily or featured events offered regularly; check out our calendar before you visit and reserve your admission tickets!

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  • Hours & Admission

    The National Aviary offers daily activities, special events, and enhanced safety protocols for an exciting, immersive experience each time you visit.

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  • Directions, Parking, & Lodging

    The National Aviary is located on Pittsburgh’s historic Northside – close to downtown and walking distance from North Shore stadiums!

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  • Dining & Gift Shop

    Enjoy browsing our gift shop, stocked with eco-friendly products, local artisan pieces, housewares, bird-feeders, plush toys, and more (or shop online!)! Grab a bite to eat from Atria’s Kookaburra Kitchen.

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  • Facility Map & Accessibility

    The National Aviary is ADA-accessible. Our staff is ready to help make your visit unforgettable. Read on for accessibility details at the National Aviary.

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  • Groups

    Group visits may be temporarily on hold, but we look forward to hosting your flock in the future.

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  • Guest Policies & FAQs

    Informed visits are successful ones; get all of the details on the National Aviary's Guest Policies and FAQs.

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KODIAK™ IS HOME: National Aviary Announces the Safe Return of Beloved Steller’s Sea Eagle | National Aviary News

National Aviary officials this morning announced that Kodiak, or Kody, the Steller’s Sea Eagle™, has safely returned to the National Aviary, where he has thrived for 15 years.

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Owl-O-Ween Returns To National Aviary | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

The National Aviary’s Owl-O-Ween fall celebration will be back this year.

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National Aviary Celebrates the Mysterious Creatures of Fall with a Family-friendly Event Twilight Treks, and Owl-inspired Art | National Aviary News

Celebrate things that flutter and flap in the night this fall when three beloved fall festivities return to the National Aviary.

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Outstanding CEOs: Cheryl Tracy, National Aviary | Pittsburgh Business Times

Cheryl Tracy is a winner of a 2021 Fox Rothschild Outstanding CEOs and Top Executives award.

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Meet the National Aviary’s “Friends of the Flock” emerging leaders class | Pittsburgh Business Times

Friends of the Flock, an initiative for The National Aviary designed to engage young leaders in the nonprofit’s mission, has 14 new members.

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