COVID Information

COVID-19 Safety

Enhanced safety protocols and capacity limitations allow National Aviary visitors to have an immersive experience as you journey through our lush habitats, interact with our aviculturists as they feed and care for our flock, explore the newly renovated Grasslands habitat, and meet signature species like DJ the African Penguin during engaging experiences!

Safety Protocols

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department, the National Aviary has adopted enhanced safety protocols to make your visit as safe as possible. Learn more about our enhanced safety protocols in this video.

 

Timed Ticketing

Book your tickets in advance using our timed ticketing system. Timed ticketing helps us keep the capacity in our facility low and allows for safe physical distancing.

Physical Distancing

Staff, volunteers, and guests should remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals not in their group. Reminders to maintain physical distance are present throughout the National Aviary.

Mask Policy

Staff, volunteers, and guests are required to wear a protective face mask over the nose and mouth while in the National Aviary, 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 identified with signage and disinfected frequently.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices

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

Health Screenings

Employees and volunteers undergo a health risk assessment including a temperature check before they enter the building every day.

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 Garden Room at a physically distanced table.

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