COVID Information

Learn about our COVID-19 safety protocols before your visit.

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

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are recommended, but optional, for guests to the National Aviary.

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 10 am to 4 pm. Warm up with a cup of coffee and enjoy a quick light bite in the Atrium.

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National Aviary to offer ‘World of Oceans’ program | Observer Reporter

The summer season has begun at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh where a “World of Oceans” await.

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Night in the Tropics allows guests to explore the largest aviary in the country after dark; food, drinks, dancing and getting up-close with some of the Aviary’s 500 birds are mainstays of the program.

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Hike, Bike, Explore, and Support the National Aviary’s Second Annual Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan |

After a successful inaugural year, the virtual fundraiser supporting the National Aviary is back with a new, intuitive platform allowing hikers, bikers, and explorers to connect with nature from anywhere in the world.

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Vitro Architectural Glass Helping Restore Aviary Wetlands | Building Enclosure

The Wetlands habitat renovation includes the addition of over 20,000 square-feet of bird-friendly glass donated by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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