Visit the National Aviary
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the National Aviary! Join us for Season’s Greetings Saturdays and take a picture with Santa AND a penguin. Enjoy different nightly programming the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve while exploring immersive habitats during Holiday Late Nights. Make your spirits bright by indulging in a scrumptious Holiday Brunch. Learn more about our Holiday Happenings Presented by Baird Private Wealth Management Fleming Rodgers Group here.
Escape the dreariness of winter and go on a one-of-a kind adventure through dense and tropical woodlands during Forests, our new seasonal theme Presented by Peoples. Venture through immersive habitats while learning about the unique abilities of mysterious birds through daily activities and interactive play spaces.
From the vibrant plumage of tropical birds to the haunting calls of birds of prey, AND holiday decorations, this is a must-visit time of year!
Add-on Fun: watch in awe as incredible birds glide, swoop, and strut right in front of you during Habitat Heroes Presented by AAA Travel
Members visit for free and receive discounts on Animal Encounters, Theater Shows, Gift Shop, and more!Join Today!
Get up close and personal with magnificent birds, some of which are Extinct or Critically Endangered in the wild. Every visit to the National Aviary is unique.Reserve Tickets
Hours & Admission
We are open every day, except Tuesday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Members visit for free. Click below for more admission info.Visit Today
Check out a variety of daily activities designed for a fantastic guest experience!Learn More
Get even closer to amazing animals, like sloths, birds of prey, and penguins, with a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. Encounters now include admission!Book 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, plush toys, and more (or shop online)! Grab a bite to eat from Atria’s Kookaburra Kitchen.Learn More
Don't miss exciting featured events offered regularly; check out our calendar before you visit!Don't Miss Out!
Field Trips & Adult Groups
Bring your Group to the National Aviary and learn about the wonderful world of birds!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
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
In The News
The ceremony and reception were held at the National Aviary, infused with nods to Halloween!Read More »
The Holiday Happenings seasonal event at the National Aviary includes an opportunity you are not likely to get anywhere else.Read More »
A new African penguin is waddling around the National Aviary.Read More »
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The National Aviary welcomed a new African penguin to its flock.Read More »