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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.

  • Tickets

    New 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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  • 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 newly-renovated 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!

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  • Memberships

    National Aviary members enjoy special access with Member-only Tuesday Mornings, discounts on Animal Encounters, select events, and programs, and more!

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  • Hours & Admission

    The National Aviary offers extended hours, daily activities, 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! Grab a bite to eat at 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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