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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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Mid Winter Recess

This was apart of our itinerary on our trip to PITTS! We booked the wild encounter with an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Birds birds birds birds!

Amazing variety of birds at this special Pittsburgh venue. Get up-close and personal with birds... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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 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
Thank Carlanmcd
Reviewed 18 February 2019

Amazing variety of birds at this special Pittsburgh venue. Get up-close and personal with birds from every continent except Antarctica (although they do have some penguins). It's fun to see the feedings, especially in the tropical section. Totally worth a visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dougdonohoe
Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours with my grown daughter enjoying the birds. The rain forest exhibits were our favorite and then the grasslands.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KathyandEwanP
Reviewed 5 February 2019

This aviary is outstanding and fun for all ages. I go there with my grandchildren and they love the penguins and feeding the birds. The staff are friendly and well-informed. It is amazing to be ina large space with the birds flying and walking all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nbolland
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Visited pittsburgh with my 13 yr old aon who is an avid fan of birds. We had a great time and make sure you check out the main presentation while there. Wonderful experience, very glad we made the visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NathFamily5
Reviewed 25 January 2019

This Aviary in Pittsburgh will interest everyone from the serious birder to the mildly curious. While some of the birds are in cages, most of them are in large rooms (Grasslands, Wetlands, Tropical Rain forest, etc.) where they fly or waddle quite close to you....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 January 2019

A little tricky to find when driving, but worth getting lost. Lots to see and do, traveled with a 4-year old. The birds are loud and some of the rooms are warm, but manageable. We spent about 3 hours there and a couple of the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

If you like birds - it’s a must see. They have beautiful bald eagles, something you don’t often see. Each of the exhibits are unique - and most of them you just walk in and the birds fly around you. It was fun. We also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank In_the_shade53449
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Pittsburgh’s National Aviary is great. You get to be with the birds in their habitat. They are flying around you. Some are in cages, but not many. The staff offers informational sessions during the birds feeding times (throughout the day). Very knowledgeable staff. Great for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 15108JoJo
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I loved seeing the birds in the Aviary. So many more than I ever knew existed. They even had Penguins!

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.