COVID Information

Timed Ticketing

Book your tickets in advance using our timed ticketing system. Timed tickets with capacity limitations help prevent crowds and help to provide an excellent visitor experience for our guests. Whether you are a member or are purchasing tickets, you must reserve your tickets prior to your visit.

Mask Policy

Out of an abundance of caution and in alliance with CDC guidelines, the National Aviary requires masks for all guests over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.

Hand Sanitization

Hand sanitizing stations are widely available throughout the entire facility. Visitors are encouraged to sanitize their hands upon entry, and as often as possible throughout their visit. High-touch points are disinfected frequently.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices

We are performing frequent cleaning and disinfection of surfaces throughout the day.

Staff Health

We’re delighted to report that 99% of National Aviary staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, helping to protect themselves and others.

Cashless Transactions

We encourage cashless transactions at the Visitor Services Desk, in our gift shop, and at Atria’s. Atria’s Kookaburra Kitchen is  serving drinks and grab-and-go items daily from 11 am to 3 pm. Warm up with a cup of coffee and enjoy a quick light bite in the Atrium.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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