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National Aviary, Pittsburgh

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
At National Aviary, the United States' largest aviary, see over 600 birds, many of which represent endangered or threatened species. Animals from all continents except Antarctica are featured in themed areas. Walk through exhibits where birds fly freely, and get a chance to interact with some of them. You can observe African penguins from underwater viewing rooms, or reserve a private encounter with a penguin. You have the opportunity to join feedings throughout the day, trek among flamingos, and watch bird shows that showcase different species' skills and abilities at the immersion theater. Don't neglect the special non-feathered resident of the aviary--a two-toed sloth. Use our Pittsburgh tour planner to add National Aviary and other attractions to your Pittsburgh vacation plans.
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  • I needed to kill some time. I wanted to do something that I had never done before. I remembered this spot, and I went there. I enjoy natural sites, and this place did not disappoint. I saw many birds ...  read more »
  • This was a nice little visit that only needs a few hours of time. It was smaller than I'd expected but a delight nonetheless. Parking was ample, easy and inexpensive. Worth the visit especially with c...  read more »
  • This place is a gem! 15 dollar tickets. This place was a little small but it was awesome because the birds are free range in some rooms. Actually get to walk around with the birds! We fed the laroquee...  read more »
  • Been living in Pittsburgh for 8 years and finally made it to the Aviary. I don't know what took me so long to get there! It is great - immersive, colorful, and fun! Definitely worth a trip... And a great wedding venue if you are looking for a place.
  • I recently had my wedding here and I can't rave enough about how wonderful it was. They worked with me the week of the wedding on moving the wedding from the Rose Garden tent to the Atrium with pending extremely warm weather, and the venue was way beyond my guests and my expectations. Guests visited the different exhibits while waiting for the ceremony, the bar and buffet were beautifully set up by the penguin exhibit, and the atrium transformed into a beautiful scene for the reception! Of course the penguin Happy was adorable and the staff and chef treated guests wonderfully. All of our guests were blown away!
  • Wonderful place. Doesn't take long to explore though. Great place to have a party with food and cake but I wouldn't recommend coming here if you're looking to be actively exploring for a few hours since it's a relatively small area. Make sure you check out the sky show its definitely worth it!
  • My daughter discovered this spot and it was an interesting way to spend a day with her and my 21 month old graddaughter. It was clean, just the right size to navigate, the animals looked healthy and you could see them close up. We were hoping that the large birds of prey had opportunities to fly, but they too looked healthy. The chef was very willing to be accommodating to our toddler's egg allergy, even though it was mostly a limited a fast food menu. There was available parking and the prices were reasonable for both admissions and gifts. It was a great day trip.
  • Neat place to visit. They have a variety of birds and a few other animals too. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Neat to walk through the different habitats like the rainforest and have the birds walk and fly around you. Neat glass tunnel that runs under the penguin tank to watch them play underwater. Different presentations throughout the day. We watched the one on the baby sloth. They post the feeding times, so you can watch the animals eat. It was busy on a Saturday, but not overly crowded. Gift shop and snack shop also in the building.
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