Seasonal Shopping

Find great, local and handmade products you can purchase at the National Aviary or online! Plus, you can feel good about your spending because your purchases support the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats.

Contact-less curbside pickup is available daily before 5 pm! Need a gift right now for a friend, family member, or even for yourself? Shop virtual gifts that can be exchanged from a distance!

Online Gift Shop

Need a present you can wrap right away? Look no further than the National Aviary’s online shop, stocked with nature-inspired toys and games, books and field guides for bird lovers, and collectable items for the home. Choose shipping or free, contact-less curbside pickup!

Make your gift for Dad and soon-to-be or recent Grad go twice as far when you donate to our Spring Appeal: Saving Penguins. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, every donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000! Click here to learn more.

Check out a few of our gift shop favorites:

Gifts For Grads

Prepare your Grad for their next milestone with some of the essentials. Get them their new favorite sloth-themed mug for those early morning meetings or classes! Help keep them organized with an owl-themed penholder and matching owl-themed pens!

Gifts for Moms

Send Mom a card with a loving message this Mother’s Day. Maker her one of her favorite meals and keep it warm with this bread warmer. Add a colorful new piece of jewelry to her collection with these floral-themed earrings!

Gifts for Dads

Bring Dad his favorite cup of coffee as you hang outside this Father’s Day to watch and identify the birds visiting his new birdhouse, using Sibley Birds East handbook!

Gifts to Commemorate

Headshot of a male Andean Condor

Commemorate important occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, and memorials by joining the National Aviary Commemoratives Program! Choose from Bench Plaques and Name-A-Bird to our NEW! Condor Court Pavers Campaign. Learn more.

“Pittsburgh is Pretty Chill”

The National Aviary collaborated with Steel City on “Pittsburgh is Pretty Chill,” a new shirt design that highlights African Penguins, an endangered species. Proceeds from each t-shirt help supports the National Aviary and our work to save birds and protect their habitats.

Shop for Virtual Gifts

Need a thoughtful gift that can be exchanged from a distance? We’ve got you covered with instantly gift-able options!

Give a Membership

A National Aviary Traditional Membership provides unlimited free admission to the National Aviary for a year, discounts on Animal Encounters, member-only events, and more!

NEW! Virtual Membership

Get exclusive access to fun, online content, an adorable reusable window cling, access to our Aviary Insider Tour, and exclusive discounts with a Virtual Membership.


Symbolic adoptions are fun to give and to receive! Choose among some of our most popular animals, like an Eurasian Eagle-Owl or an American Flamingo. With multiple adoption levels available, you can give a unique gift that gives back — proceeds from Adopt-A-Bird directly support animal care efforts at the National Aviary.

The Gift of an Unforgettable Experience

Give the gift of memories this year with an Animal Encounter! For the adult animal lovers in your life: Meet an African Penguin, or hang out with a sloth. Photo taken prior to 2020.

A woman, a young boy and girl, smiling at an African Penguin that is standing on a table

And don’t forget the young animal lovers in your life: the Jr. Penguin Encounters offer interactive, educational activities and meet and greets with an African Penguin! Photo taken prior to 2020.

Book a one-of-a-kind animal encounter online, or purchase a gift card for an experience when you call 412-258-9445!

In The News

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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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Best of the Burgh: Best Pittsburgh Events to Get All Dressed Up | Pittsburgh Magazine

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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