Seasonal Shopping

The National Aviary is your one-stop-shop for everything holly and jolly!

In our 2022 Gift Guide below, find great local and handmade products, both inside the National Aviary Gift Shop and online! Feel good about your spending because your purchases support the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats.

Need a present you can wrap right away? We’re open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10 am – 5 pm (admission not required to shop). Contact-less curbside pickup is available daily before 5 pm!

Need a gift for a friend or family member, or shopping for yourself? 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!

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Seasonal Gift Shop Favorites you can Wrap:

Pittsburgh Pride Gifts

Did you hear the news? The National Aviary is featured on the Pittsburgh edition of Monopoly! Get your game full of cultural attractions and Pittsburgh icons to prep for the perfect family night…then book your next trip to the Aviary!

Are you a history buff AND a bird lover? Give yourself the gift of knowledge with a National Aviary 70th Anniversary book! This beautiful commemorative book details our rich history of saving birds and protecting their habitats. Purchase your limited-edition copy today, online or in person. Add on a National Aviary ornament to keep some of your favorite animals like African Penguins and Victoria Crowned Pigeons close by!

Seasonal Gifts For Kids

Find the perfect nature-inspired gift for children of all ages! Spend winter break building a Dodo-themed puzzle or jamming out around the fireplace with colorful musical instruments. Your toddler will love playing with the brightly-colored rings creating a chicken-themed stacked pyramid.

Gifts for Birders

Plan for your next birding trip with an international guide, like the newly-revised version of the classic guide co-authored by the National Aviary’s Dr. Steve Latta alongside Christopher Rimmer and Kent McFarland from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Grab a pair of binoculars and head outside with a new local fielding guide. Be sure to gear up either way with a National Aviary hat.

Sloth Lover Gifts

These ideas are sure to move faster than a Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth! Book a NEW Sloth Painting + Encounter and watch Valentino the sloth create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece using his natural ability to grasp and move objects, like paint brushes, to take home and hang as holiday décor – or give as a gift! Start your holiday mornings off on the slow side with your favorite drink in a sloth-themed mug. Watch your favorite plant grow over time in an adorable sloth planter!

Gifts to Commemorate

Headshot of a male Andean Condor

Celebrate 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 about our Commemoratives Program.

Shop 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 for a year, discounts on Animal Encounters, member-only events, and more!

Virtual Membership

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


Symbolic adoptions are fun to give and to receive! Choose among some of our most popular (and seasonal) animals, like an Eurasian Eagle-Owl! Give a unique gift that gives back — proceeds from Adopt-A-Bird directly support our animal care efforts.

For a limited time! Symbolically adopt chicks like our Andean Condor chick.

Give the Gift of an Unforgettable Experience

Share a loving memory with a friend or family member this season when you book a National Aviary Animal Encounter! Waddle over and meet an African Penguin and touch their waterproof back feathers, hold a bird of prey like an owl or falcon on your gloved hand, or hang out with a Linnaeus’s Two-toed Sloth during a Sloth Encounter!

AAA Travel members receive 10% off all Animal Encounters when they book their encounter through December 31!

Proceeds from Animal Encounters support the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats.

Book a one-of-a-kind Animal Encounter online, or purchase a gift card to use toward an exciting experience by calling 412-258-9445!

In The News

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27 Fun Family Friendly Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids | The Edvocate

Bring your kids to the National Aviary, where they can view 150 different species, many of which are threatened or endangered.

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Glass act: New panes at Pittsburgh’s National Aviary will make things safer for birds | 90.5 WESA

The five-month, $3 million renovation of the walk-through habitat was unveiled Monday.

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National Aviary cuts ribbon on newly renovated Wetlands exhibit | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

The National Aviary celebrated the reopening of its Wetlands habitat with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Monday, following a $3 million renovation project.

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National Aviary adds new feathered residents to renovated Wetlands habitat | Pittsburgh City Paper

The National Aviary boasts 500 birds each representing more than 150 diverse species from around the world. Among these are several recent additions.

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The National Aviary’s Largest Habitat, the Wetlands, Reopens Following $3 Million Renovation | National Aviary News

The immersive habitat features bird-friendly glass, new bird and plant species, stunning interactive features, and energy efficiency upgrades.

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