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. Schedule your Animal Encounter today, starting at just $16 more than general admission!
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!
National Aviary Members enjoy free admission, discounts on Animal Encounters, select events and programs, and more! New; try Virtual Membership!Join 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!
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
Brunch in the Garden
Enjoy a relaxing Sunday brunch at The Garden Room, the National Aviary’s newest event space.Learn more!
In The News
10 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from a tropical escape to a hot cocoa hike | Kidsburgh
Take the kids on a tropical retreat to the National Aviary, where bright macaws fly in a lush rainforest and flamingos pose in the wetlands habitat.Read More »
There’s a new penguin in town, but this one doesn’t swing a hockey stick.Read More »
Travel may not be an option right now because of the coronavirus, but visiting the National Aviary can make you feel like you’re on a tropical retreat!Read More »
The National Aviary started its celebration of 2021 with the hatching of an endangered African Penguin to first-time parents Buddy and Holly.Read More »
See photos of the newest addition at the National Aviary.Read More »