Visit the National Aviary
Take a tropical trip right in the heart of Pittsburgh by visiting the National Aviary. Explore lush habitats—where birds fly freely around you—and get a look at how our experts care for birds. For a truly immersive experience, book an Animal Encounter to get closer to a flamingo, owl, penguin, sloth and other fascinating species.
New timed ticketing for admission and Animal Encounters makes reserving tickets online simple and quick.Reserve Tickets
Get up-close to amazing animals like sloths and penguins with this one-of-a-kind immersive experience. Now includes admission!Book Today!
Enhanced safety protocols allow you to enjoy experiences like visiting a colony of African Penguins and relaxing in the quiet surrounds of the newly-renovated Grasslands habitat.Learn More
Daily Activities & Featured Events
Don't miss exciting immersive experiences happening daily or featured events offered regularly; check out our calendar before you visit!Don't Miss Out!
National Aviary members enjoy special access with Member-only Tuesday Mornings, discounts on Animal Encounters, select events, and programs, and more!Join Today!
Hours & Admission
The National Aviary offers extended hours, daily activities, and enhanced safety protocols for an exciting, immersive experience each time you visit.Visit Today
Directions, Parking, & Lodging
The National Aviary is located on Pittsburgh’s historic Northside – close to downtown and walking distance from North Shore stadiums!Learn More
Dining & Gift Shop
Enjoy browsing our gift shop stocked with eco-friendly products, local artisan pieces, housewares, bird-feeders, plush toys, and more! Grab a bite to eat at Atria’s Kookaburra Kitchen.Learn More
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.Learn More
Group visits may be temporarily on hold, but we look forward to hosting your flock in the future.Learn More
Guest Policies & FAQs
Informed visits are successful ones; get all of the details on the National Aviary's Guest Policies and FAQs.Questions Answered Here
In The News
Birdwatching and birding have become wildly popular across PA.Read More »
Elaine Steffenauer is recognized for her dedication to the National Aviary.Read More »
Paint a sloth with Maria DeSimone Prascak!Read More »
Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill discusses this annual return of birds from the north to their wintering grounds in the south.Read More »