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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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What do you say about an aviary that hasn't already been said? We didn't go for any of the premium... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Steve J
Allen, Texas
Beyond Incredible!

I did not leave enough time in the day for this amazing place! I arrived at 3:00 p.m. on my way to... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Diane D
Pima, AZ
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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 23 October 2018

What do you say about an aviary that hasn't already been said? We didn't go for any of the premium experiences with the birds or any shows, we just wanted to have the basic aviary experience. We were there for about 90 minutes and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

I did not leave enough time in the day for this amazing place! I arrived at 3:00 p.m. on my way to the airport for my flight home to Arizona. Two hours allowed me to spend quality time in the Tropical Rainforest, Wetlands, and Grasslands...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diane D
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Upon arrival, we opted to pay a little extra to do the VR flying simulator, which was a “hoot”. Definitely not for anyone who experiences motion sickness, but it was super cool to experience flying. The rest of the museum was compact, but delightful. Loved...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I want to start out with the fact that we paid extra for what we did, but it was worth it!!! We drove from Michigan to experience the Aviary, however my wife had set up a personal behind the scenes tour and a one on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

We really enjoyed the National Aviary. There are GIANT birds and tiny birds. The penguins are so cute! And we were there during a feeding which was really fun to watch. We also saw the bat feeding. And two of our brave crew paid to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keega16
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This was our second trip to the aviary while visiting Pittsburgh. They’ve changed the programming since last time so learned some new things and enjoyed seeing the sloth who was new since our last visit. The penguins were definitely the highlight for us!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

I developed a New love of our feathered friends. Never expected to see so many different species. Some of the birds were very stoic and some were quite humerus.The staff was very knowledgeable and were more than happy to teach us interesting facts. On this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank happywoman2017
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The aviary is lovely. There are many rooms considered sanctuaries for birds. You are one with many birds throughout the place. The outside area with the condors is unique. The educational programming is very good and engaging. The restaurant offers good options for all and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lizard72magic
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I visited the National Aviary with a group of friends who had varying interest in birds. We all found the National Aviary to be a highlight of our trip to Pittsburgh. We most enjoyed the rooms with the free-flying birds. It was also very neat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C6261ETsarar
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Had not been here in years. It’s still a great place to visit while in Pittsburgh. Eagles, penguins, flamingos - they have a wide variety in natural environments. Good place for kids.

Date of experience: September 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.