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National Aviary

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good variety of birds

Some of the birds are in enclosures and others are in rooms where they are flying around you. They... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Harrisburg, PA
Second visit

Can't get enough of this place. They have revamped it and changed it around a little. Went to... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 17 September 2018

Some of the birds are in enclosures and others are in rooms where they are flying around you. They have several "experience" attractions you can do for an extra fee. There were several teen volunteer guides who were very knowledgeable about the birds. Like all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Can't get enough of this place. They have revamped it and changed it around a little. Went to Beijing Zoo, they ought to visit here to see how birds are kept in a wonderful environment. Thanks to Julia,our wonderful guide. She has promised next time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit if you are a bird fan. An hour and a half tops for this place. Lots of parking spots in front of the aviary. Minus one star for the cafeteria. Eat before you arrive. The cafeteria sits in the middle of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This Aviary is a small location with limited birds. We paid extra to feed & interact with two different birds. One was the Lorikeets.. we’ve done this elsewhere & spent a good 15 minutes with the birds & here was a maximum of 30 seconds....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We were going to Pittsburgh anyway but this was definitely another reason to be there. All shapes and sizes are there. The penguins are definitely the stars of the show. You really get up close and personal. Be alert at all times because birds are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The aviary is not that big and I was not surprised by it. However, my daughter (2years)had a wonderful time in the areas were the birds were flying around you. The 4stars are basically because she loved it. I can see older kids not being...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Think of this as a Zoo's bird exhibit on steroids. They have more species than you will find in the midwest region. There are plenty of interactive activities, like feed the birds. They do cost additional. There are discounts available if you are a zoo...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We expected to quickly zip through here but ended up spending hours. It’s worth it to pay extra for the rooftop and amazon shows. The rooftop with the falcon was amazing. Speed was incredible. You read about it but experiencing it was something else. Staff...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

For a "national" aviary, I had hoped it was larger in scope. Many things were extra money. The butterflies were in a tent like enclosure which was very small. I would have liked to have more explanation of the workings of the aviary. Some videos...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We stopped at the National Aviary one afternoon in July. We took lots of pictures and the staff was very friendly. I had gone there several years ago and I guess I was expecting a little more from the Aviary.

Date of experience: July 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.