Sensory Friendly Time

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Explore the National Aviary during Sensory Friendly Time, designed for all guests to make the most of their Aviary experience!

Stay tuned for more dates coming this fall!

  • A sensory friendly version of our immersive bird show, Habitat Heroes, presented by AAA Travel, at 11 am for the morning sessions and 2 pm for the afternoon sessions
    • A transcript of the show can be provided ahead of time, just ask a friendly face at the Visitor Services Desk for assistance!
  • During this show, lighting is consistent and volume is low make for a great viewing experience
  • Sensory Friendly Bags from KultureCity available at our Visitors Services Desk*
    • Bags feature headphones, fidget toys, and emotion cards
  • Interactive play spaces throughout the Aviary*
  • Designated headphone zones*

*These sensory-inclusive features are available ANY time you visit, not just during Sensory Friendly Time!

Call 412-323-7235 to register.

Sensory Bags from KultureCity, equipped with headphones, fidget toys, and other items, are available to borrow daily, and a helpful sensory guide to the sights, sounds, and climate of the National Aviary’s habitats can be viewed in advance.

Click here to see our full list of Accessibility guidelines.

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