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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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Good place to visit

Good and interesting experience with many different animals. I would like to visit this place again... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2019
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Condors, penguins and a chance to feed a bird from one's hand

Loved the National Aviary. We were there on a chilly, rainy day but the aviary had... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2019
Cortez, Colorado
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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 11 January 2019 via mobile

Good and interesting experience with many different animals. I would like to visit this place again and im highly recommending National Aviary! 👍

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sarci_mus5
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Loved the National Aviary. We were there on a chilly, rainy day but the aviary had climate-controlled rooms for the various bird habitats. There were few mammals that stole the show--a sloth, an armadillo, and fox bats, which I watched being fed. The penguins are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

Interesting place to visit, cool things to see though not huge. They offer free scheduled shows, where you can get involved by feeding the birds.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mpipak
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Visited in late December for the first time. Was pleasantly surprised and delighted at the openness of the various climate areas. Birds fly over your head, walk next to you, it is quite amazing! The live feeds of the penguins and bats were very informative...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

Loved having a meal here and enjoying the birds! A great place to relax and observe these magnificent creatures!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank j0hnnyd1969
Reviewed 4 January 2019

The National Aviary was a highlight of my trip to Pittsburgh! First we saw the bird show with live birds. We enjoyed cisiting the different habitats inside the attraction, especially the new tropical waterfall jungle area with a live sloth moving slowly through the trees....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

This was a great afternoon visit while family was in town for the holidays. Something for everyone to enjoy. Only took about 2 hours so it didn't drag out through the whole day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pittbrendat
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Every time I visit, I say that I should visit more often. I never tire of seeing the birds AND the sloths. On our last visit, which included the evening hours, we were treated to an extended view of Wookie, as he traveled down for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank merlinsurrietrekker
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We loved visiting the aviary, especially feeding the birds some nectar. When they fly to you it's just magical. This is very well done building. And they have off street parking We became members and the parking is free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pat M
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Finally had a chance to visit the aviary while visiting family. This is a nice, well maintained, family oriented place. The aviary is relatively small, but the exhibits they do have offer close up views of the birds and there are many opportunities to listen...More

Date of experience: December 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.