Winged Wonderland

Have "aviary" merry holiday season!

Join the flock for winter events!

  • NEW! Holiday Lights and Late Nights - December 20, 26-28 | 10 am - 9 pm
    See the new Aviary’s holiday lights at night! On December 13 and 20, enjoy festive music, seasonal café offerings by Atria's and adult beverages (available for purchase), up-close encounters with birds, and gift shop discounts. Included with admission.

  • Photos with Santa and a Penguin -  December 15 & 22 | 11 am - 1 pm
    Bring your wish list and a camera! Included with admission. 

  • Penguin CampDecember 27 or 28 | 9 am - 2pm
    Holiday camps are a great way to stay active during the school break! Kids ages 6 through 12 can learn something new and have fun with feathered friends. Gift certificates available! Call 412-258-9439 to book now. 

Get all your holiday shopping done at the National Aviary!

  • National Aviary Gift Shop - Find thoughtful gifts for everyone on your shopping list, like fun and festive ornaments, host or hostess gifts, bird-themed items, and more. Looking for ideas? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for ideas and discounts.


  • Maker Challenge - Local Art featuring the National Aviary's most popular animals is available for purchase in our gift shop. Visit to discover beautiful pieces for your home and thoughtful gifts for friends and family. The National Aviary Maker Challenge ends in December, so stop by before it flies away!

  • Own a Piece of National Aviary History - The original 1952 window panes from the Tropical Rainforest were turned into exquisite glass art by local artist Meeghan Triggs. There are less than 20 pieces remaining! Call 412-258-9445 or stop by a Visitor Services desk to order your piece of National Aviary history!

Kick the winter blues with these exciting experiences!

  • NEW Tropical Rainforest 
    Escape the cold outside with this tropical oasis! See the stunning transformation of this immersive habitat: vibrant, natural light permeates through the new glass ceiling, water cascades over the tiered waterfall as birds play and bathe in its pools, and birds fly freely around the room. Plus, Wookiee the sloth is hanging out in the canopy! 

  • Get Your Frequent Flyer Card!
    Take 5 flights on Birdly® and get the 6th free! Get your punch card at a Visitor Services desk.

  • Amazing Amazon - daily at 11 am & 1:30 pm (except Tuesdays when our birds are resting)
    Colorful macaws and a Toco Toucan fly over the audience, and Valentino the sloth makes his way slowly across a vine. This interactive live bird presentation will transport you to the depths of the Amazon rainforest!

Until December 31, Members save $1 on tickets to Amazing Amazon, regularly priced at $5! 
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