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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 2-3 hour activity

If you've young children and not sure what to do for a good 2 hours, the Aviary is a great option... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018

This is an exhilarating experience but also requires a bit of patience. At first when I entered the... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
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“beautiful birds”(53 reviews)
“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 6 December 2018

If you've young children and not sure what to do for a good 2 hours, the Aviary is a great option. Mostly everything is hands-on and they can climb on stuff, feed birds and experience the penguin habitat. Its not a huge place, so its...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

This is an exhilarating experience but also requires a bit of patience. At first when I entered the large rooms I thought I saw just a few birds. I was feeling disappointed. But the trick is to keep looking in the same area or scanning...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Very enjoyable and not crowded. The educational show which includes live bird flights was excellent.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sharmyn C
Reviewed 19 November 2018

although I generally don't like places that enclose wild species...this was pretty well done as clear they make the habitats as natural as possible. I was completely awed by the Stellar's Eagles, which massive and powerful birds 3-4 ft high.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OOB123
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We especially liked the Wetlands and the Rainforest Habitats. All of the employees seemed knowledgeable and friendly. I was quite entertained by Wookie the sloth - a surprise in an aviary - who decided that the breakfast in the neighboring habitat was more appealing. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 981vickiee
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Our four old grandson was thoroughly involved in finding the birds in both the Rainforest and Wetlands exhibits. The penguin exhibit featured a tunnel where the kids could pop up in a viewing glass right next to a bird. We were genuinely impressed by the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RMB634
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Enjoyed the Aviary very much, took our granddaughter and she enjoyed seeing the different birds. Will definitely go back.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This aviary is pretty small, but it makes up for it by allowing you to be up close to most of the birds. The "grasslands" area has many different varieties of finches, all free flight. It was great to just sit and watch them zoom...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Perthenia
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This place is great! I've been a lot of zoos and animal related centers, and this is a excellent hidden gem. It is reasonably priced ($17?) with additional reasonably priced add-ons available. Feedings range from $3-5 up to $150 for private encounters. We did a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank puravida343
Reviewed 25 October 2018

I cannot say enough about this place. The staff is great and the exhibits are clean, well laid out and beautiful. We did the penguin feeding and encounter and it was the best time ever. We also went to the Amazon show and feed the...More

Date of experience: October 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.