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National Aviary

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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So many birds up close and personal

You can interact with the birds and there are many colorful birds to view. Different rooms to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clayton, New Jersey
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I have lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years and this is the first time I’ve been to the national... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“penguin exhibit”(55 reviews)
“bird show”(42 reviews)
Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can interact with the birds and there are many colorful birds to view. Different rooms to identify the area the birds come from.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jtrailer
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years and this is the first time I’ve been to the national aviary. It was a very interesting experience. I especially enjoyed the birds of the Amazon show and the penguin exhibit. It was also interesting to watch...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was cool to be so close to so many different birds! Good price and a quiet location; you can buy the experience you want. Will return!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ua85
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've never had so many birds fly so close to me before. Having an opportunity to feed the aracari was so fun. I only wish that the Sloth Experience wasn't so expensive. It's not like they're out moving around all the time so you can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank torih1020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time with family seeing so many species of birds up close. Museum divided up into Grasslands, Rainforest, and Wetlands sections where birds roam freely while communicating! Eagle Talk was informative and we got to see a bald eagle up close! We did feel bad...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went here on New Years. It was definitely one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had in Pittsburgh. The admission was reasonable and the staff was very friendly. There’s an eco friendly café right inside, and the coffee is excellent. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cereeseb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a bus trip sponsored by our local travel club. Everyone seemed to enjoy the trip. I know I did. The staff greeted us on our arrival making us feel welcome. We were 30 minutes late but still had ample opportunity to see everything...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mmalloy321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for young or old..short trip from downtown Pittsburgh...located at edge of park with on site parking.. Live educational shoes with Bird fly overs..great place to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 384marmar2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this visit. The aviary has a good variety of birds, including some that are endangered or extinct in the wild. Even though they are not active during the day I loved the inclusion of a sloth in one of the displays, and of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ralph_MB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was apart of our itinerary on our trip to PITTS! We booked the wild encounter with an armadillo and it really was worth it! Small group with only four of us gave us great amount of time with animal! Staff was fantastic! Loved the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Kelly A
11 July 2018|
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Response from Kristin Q | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember it being very hot in the building. Good to note - If you have a membership to other attractions like botanical gardens or zoos, you might be able to get a portion or all of your ticket price covered -- we... More
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3 May 2018|
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Response from 87vickiek | Reviewed this property |
I have taken a large group through and you could do all of the exhibits in 2 hours. But you could stay longer if you take in one of the bird shows.