Seasonal Shopping

Whether you’re shopping for the animal and nature lover in your life, someone who loves the arts, or the kids on your list, online shopping at the National Aviary is easy and fun. 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!

New! Online Gift Shop

Need a present you can wrap? Look no further than the National Aviary’s new 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!

Check out a few of our gift shop favorites:

Gifts for the Season

Upgrade your home décor with these nature-inspired items! Decorate your counter with a gorgeous Enamel Bird Tin! Sip from a Tropical Flamingo Mug as you watch the birds in your backyard gather to drink from a Glass Water Feeder, and dine from a (not pictured) gorgeous Mosaic Fly-Thru Feeder.

Get ready for the summer season and feed local birds with a Red Bird Feeder and Scoop! Plant flowers in a Ceramic Flamingo Planter (or pick up a Floral Paper Display) and enjoy a hot morning beverage with a Ceramic Floral Coffee Mug!

Gifts for Sloth Lovers


Sloth lovers of all ages will smile when they open gifts like a super soft sloth plush toy or a fun mug featuring a Linneaus’s Two-toed Sloth.

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

Membership provides unlimited free admission to the National Aviary for a year, discounts on 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.

Adopt-a-Bird

African Penguin chick is held during routine wellness checkup

Now is your chance to symbolically adopt Marge, the juvenile African Penguin! You’ll receive a plush, photo, fact sheet, letter and adoption certificate! Help support the National Aviary’s high standard of care for this chick and the rest of the African Penguin colony today! Symbolically adopt an animal, like a penguin, parrot, sloth, or flamingo for your loved one and support the National Aviary’s work to care for and conserve species.

Penguin Plaques

Engrave a brass plaque in the National Aviary’s Penguin Point habitat and support the colony of African Penguins who live there! Penguin Plaques are limited; only 9 remain – order now!

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: Hand-feed a colony of penguins, visit with a flock of flamingos or hang out with a sloth. Photo taken prior to 2020.

And don’t forget the young animal lovers in your life: the Jr. Zookeeper Encounters offer interactive, educational activities and meet and greets with an owl and an armadillo!

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

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