Hours & Admission

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

The National Aviary is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Please visit our calendar to learn about late nights and early closures.

General Admission Pricing

Children under 2: Free

Children (ages 2-12): $14.95

Guests ages 60+: $16.95

Adults: $17.95

Tickets must be reserved prior to your visit. Don’t delay; tickets are selling fast, be sure to get yours in advance! Tickets will only be sold at the door depending on availability and capacity limits.

Reserve Tickets in Advance!

Add-On Fun!

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

A grey crowned-crane perches on a rock with National Aviary trainer

African Adventure, Presented by AAA Travel: Experience the thrill of an African Penguin waddling by just feet away and an elegant Grey Crowned-crane spreading her six-foot wingspan and flying close by during this live, immersive bird show! 

Price: $5 per person; weekdays in September, guests 60+ get half off the show!

Times: 11 am and 2 pm in the Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theater.

Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding: Visit this colorful habitat with a cup of sweet nectar—the inquisitive lorikeets will fly down to gently land on your outstretched arm to drink nectar.

Price: $3 per person

Times: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

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

Become a Member

Please visit our COVID Information page for policy updates.


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

National Aviary Visitor

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

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