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 seasonal 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 Kids

Snuggle up with a variety of soft plush toys, including fluffy penguins, sweet sloths, and huggable budgies. Read all about the world of birds and sloths with colorful picture books. Hands-on games and toys like a bird call instrument and a bird balance game make super stocking stuffers.

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.

Gifts for Birdwatchers

Whether you’re shopping for a new birdwatcher or a seasoned birder, any bird lover will appreciate the chance to get to know the birds around them. Check out a field guide, or even a color-changing mug featuring birds from across the globe.

Gifts for Home

Mugs, pint glasses, and tumblers featuring some of the National Aviary’s best loved birds will be a hit! Look for flamingos, penguins, and sloths. Yinzers will love a Pittsburgh pint glass with a colorful design with some of the city’s most iconic people and places.

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, and exclusive discounts with a virtual membership.


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 – order now!

The Gift of Learning with Aviary After School and the Teen Conservation Leadership Program!

The National Aviary offers two virtual educational series for kids and teens! Aviary After School features hands-on STEAM activities.  The Teen Conservation Leadership program offers the opportunity to think creatively and collaborate with fellow participants on conservation projects.

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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Take the kids on a tropical retreat to the National Aviary, where bright macaws fly in a lush rainforest and flamingos pose in the wetlands habitat.

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Pet Tales: Aviary Welcomes New Chick | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s a new penguin in town, but this one doesn’t swing a hockey stick.

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Travel may not be an option right now because of the coronavirus, but visiting the National Aviary can make you feel like you’re on a tropical retreat!

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National Aviary Welcomes First Chick of the Year | WTAE - ABC Pittsburgh

The National Aviary started its celebration of 2021 with the hatching of an endangered African Penguin to first-time parents Buddy and Holly.

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