Arch Street will be closed in both directions beginning Friday, June 2 at 1 pm and all of Saturday, June 3. Please follow posted detour signs when traveling to the National Aviary. Alternate Routes

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Hours & Admission

The National Aviary is Open Daily from 10 am – 5 pm.

Open Streets PGH is on May 28. Please be mindful of road closures and use alternate routes.

General Admission Pricing

Children under 2: Free

Children (ages 2-12): $14.95

Guests ages 60+: $16.95

Adults: $17.95

Reserve General Admission Tickets

Tickets should be reserved prior to your visit. Tickets will only be sold at the door depending on availability and capacity limits.

Parking in the National Aviary parking lot is available on a first-come, first-served basis for a $5 flat rate. Please note: the Aviary parking lot closes nightly at 5 pm.

Add-On Fun!

Tickets for add-on opportunities may be purchased onsite at our Visitor Services Desk or online when buying your admission tickets.

Habitat Heroes Presented by AAA Travel, an immersive bird show at the National Aviary featuring an in-flight Eurasian Eagle-Owl.

Habitat Heroes, Presented by AAA Travel: Watch in awe as majestic birds, like a Bald Eagle and Eurasian Eagle-Owl, demonstrate their superpower adaptations! Learn extraordinary facts as birds soar over the audience and discover how you can be a Habitat Hero, too.

Price: $5 per person

Times: 11 am & 2 pm | Daily

AAA Travel Members received $1 off of each ticket

A Black Kite flying through the sky at the National Aviary

Coming May 27: SkyDeck, a live rooftop show, Presented by AAA Travel: Watch lightning-fast Lanner Falcons swoop by, feel the wind in your hair as a majestic Black Kite glides overhead, and get a closer look as Hooded Vultures hop by before taking to the skies. Learn about each of these species and the superpowers that help them thrive and support their ecosystems.

Price: $5 per person

Times: 12 pm & 3 pm | Daily

Two young girls holding nectar cups each with a Rainbow Lorikeet on their arm

Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding: Show-stopping plumage isn’t the only incredible thing about Rainbow Lorikeets: these small parrots are incredibly intelligent! Enter their habitat and hold out a cup of sweet nectar in your hands – these inquisitive birds will land gently on your arms, giving you a chance to see their interesting adaptations (like their brush-shaped tongues and ability to use their beaks like feet to help them maneuver) up close.

Price: $3 per person

Times: 11:30 am & 11:45 am, 2:30 pm & 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm & 4:15 pm

Fly on Birdly®! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s YOU! Let your imagine soar on Birdly® Presented by Vitro Architectural Glass. This full-body virtual reality experience puts you in control as you flap, swerve, swoop, and glide. Choose from a number of dynamic flight environments, from crowded cityscapes to a beautiful meadow, and beyond!

Price: $3 per person

Times: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm in 10-minute increments

Presented by:

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Please note:

  1. Birdly’s weight capacity is 395 lbs. 
  2. Riders must have a 48″ wingspan to safely fly.
  3. Please avoid flight if you have a pacemaker, experience seizures, have limited mobility, or have any medical condition that could pose a risk to your health. 

Become a member of the National Aviary and enjoy free admission, along with many other benefits! Members must still reserve tickets prior to visiting!

“The exhibits were interactive and up close, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and safety precautions were well-thought-out and enforced.”

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A note to our guests: To schedule your visit using group discounts, previously held free passes or vouchers, complimentary admission for Carnegie Mellon University students and partner organizations, or reciprocal admission for members of other zoos, aquariums, and gardens, please contact info@aviary.org.

Please visit our COVID Information page for policy updates.

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The National Aviary's Wetlands project won the Prix Lumière last night for the Institutional Commercial Project Category.

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