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!

Check out a few of our gift shop favorites:

“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.

Gifts For Kids

Snuggle up during those cold winter nights with your favorite sloth plush. Spend time with your loved ones reading your new favorite book, “Sounds of the Sky,” by Moira Butterfield!

Gifts for Birders

Show the bird lover in your life that you care by gifting them a sloth planter to watch their favorite flowers bloom this spring. Get them the “Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America” birding guide to use as they watch their new birdfeeder come to life with native and migrating birds.

Shop Local

Add a touch of handmade accessories around the house this season! Choose from several luminaries handcrafted in small batches in Nicaragua or use a beautifully-designed bird-themed bread warmer to keep your favorite dishes warm!

Gift 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. Learn more.

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.

Adopt-A-Bird

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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The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

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National Aviary announces launch of “Tropical Paradise” | Observer Reporter

The National Aviary is opening its 70th year with the launch of “Tropical Paradise,” a new seasonal theme highlighting tropical animals and habitats through programming, signage and decor.

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The Garden Room at the National Aviary Achieves LEED Gold Certification | National Aviary News

The state-of-the-art, 9,000-square-foot event space is highly rated for its sustainability features and innovative design that promote human and environmental well-being

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Sunday Business Page: National Aviary Reaches Its 70th Year | KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh

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