COVID Information

COVID-19 Safety

In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, masks will be optional for vaccinated ​​​​​​guests to the National Aviary. We continue to strongly recommend ​mask use for guests who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. Date: 6.24.2021

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 during engaging experiences!

Safety Protocols

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 alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, masks will be optional for vaccinated ​​​​​​guests to the National Aviary. We continue to strongly recommend ​mask use for guests who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 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 Atrium.

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