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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.  We strongly encourage guests to reserve tickets ahead of their visit. 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!

  • 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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  • Memberships

    National Aviary Members enjoy free admission, discounts on Animal Encounters, select events and programs, and more! 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!

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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

    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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  • Brunch in the Garden

    Enjoy a relaxing Sunday Brunch in The Garden Room, the National Aviary’s newest event space, with a delectable menu prepared by Atria's Specialty Catering.

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In The News

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Top 10 Things to do in Pittsburgh with Kids | Trekaroo

At the National Aviary, families can enjoy friends of the feathered variety.

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Hike, Bike, Explore, and Support the National Aviary Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan | National Aviary News

Registration is now open for the first National Aviary Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan!

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9 groups helping Pittsburgh kids celebrate Earth Day throughout April | Kidsburgh

Plan to spend the day at the National Aviary on April 24, when the schedule is jam-packed with Earth Day fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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National Aviary Welcomes Its Newest African Penguin Chick | Happy Living Magazine

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh welcomed its newest penguin in January. The chick is the first offspring of parents Buddy and Holly.

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Pittsburgh’s National Aviary Saving Endangered Species Around the World | North Hills Monthly

By supporting the National Aviary and its work, Pittsburghers never have to leave town to take part in conservation programs that are saving birds all over the world.

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