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Visit the National Aviary

This summer only, dive into the World of Oceans at the National Aviary! Open Daily: Meet beautiful waterbirds like penguins and flamingos during exciting new daily programs, and explore interactive play spaces where underwater creatures respond to your movements and your drawings come to life. Learn about the steps you can take to help keep waterbirds and other marine life safe. Book your summer visit now!

  • 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

    Bring your Group to the National Aviary and learn about the wonderful world of birds!

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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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In The News

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National Aviary to offer ‘World of Oceans’ program | Observer Reporter

The summer season has begun at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh where a “World of Oceans” await.

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Best of the Burgh: Best Pittsburgh Events to Get All Dressed Up | Pittsburgh Magazine

Night in the Tropics allows guests to explore the largest aviary in the country after dark; food, drinks, dancing and getting up-close with some of the Aviary’s 500 birds are mainstays of the program.

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Hike, Bike, Explore, and Support the National Aviary’s Second Annual Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan |

After a successful inaugural year, the virtual fundraiser supporting the National Aviary is back with a new, intuitive platform allowing hikers, bikers, and explorers to connect with nature from anywhere in the world.

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Vitro Architectural Glass Helping Restore Aviary Wetlands | Building Enclosure

The Wetlands habitat renovation includes the addition of over 20,000 square-feet of bird-friendly glass donated by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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