Visit

Visit the National Aviary

Escape the cold this winter and explore the vibrant world of the topics in warm, sun-filled habitats during Tropical Paradise at the National Aviary! Visit to meet some of the fascinating birds that call tropical habitats home, including colorful macaws and even curious armadillos! Learn about the importance of tropical regions for the health of the planet, and how to help protect these special habitats through interactive daily programs that offer unforgettable experiences for guests of all ages!

  • Tickets

    Timed ticketing for admission and Animal Encounters makes reserving tickets online simple and quick.

    Reserve Tickets
  • Animal Encounters

    Get up-close to amazing animals like sloths and penguins with this one-of-a-kind immersive experience. Now includes admission!

    Book Today!
  • 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!

    Join Today!
  • 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.

    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 and reserve your admission tickets!

    Don't Miss Out!
  • Hours & Admission

    The National Aviary offers daily activities, special events, 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 (or shop online!)! Grab a bite to eat from 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
  • Groups

    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

See All News

Waddle We Do Without Penguins? | AZA Connect

AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction African Penguin is a dedicated team of AZA members who collaborate to save African penguins from extinction.

Read More »

The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED® Gold Certification | Glass on Web

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

Read More »

National Aviary announces launch of “Tropical Paradise” | Observer Reporter

The National Aviary is opening its 70th year with the launch of “Tropical Paradise,” a new seasonal theme highlighting tropical animals and habitats through programming, signage and decor.

Read More »

The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED Gold Certification | National Aviary News

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

Read More »

Sunday Business Page: National Aviary Reaches Its 70th Year | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA's Jon Delano spoke with Cathy Schlott about the aviary and the Tropical Paradise season that's coming up.

Read More »