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National Aviary, Pittsburgh

(4.5/5 based on 950+ 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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  • We really enjoyed being able to be up close to the birds. It was very educational. I would recommend feeding the lorikeets. 
  • Both grown ups and children of our family loved this aviary, and we spent most of the day here. So much to see, and not only birds in all sizes and colours. There were penguins and a tropical rain for...  more »
  • We went there the day after Christmas and it was packed. I recommend going about 3 PM if you want to see the lights at night. By 5 PM there was a line out the door and to the street and down the block...  more »
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  • Great place for strollers because everything except the penguin exhibit is indoors and all is level. The penguin exhibit is amazing! You get so close. We sat in the cafe area for snack. It was clean and bright. The value is okay. It's not that big, so you can walk through in less then 2 hours. So after the $12 ticket and $5 for parking, I was left wanting a little more. Although, I would still go back.
  • A really unique place! The birds in every room are free to fly around, so you can see them up close. It's so incredible to see a bird walking around, fearless, and just weaving between parents, kids, and strollers. My wife also did the penguin encounter- definitely recommend it!
  • Amazing experience from owls to vultures to penguins there is a lot to see here. The exhibits are a lot more interactive that I expected such as open areas and bird feeding. Great place for kids and adults of all ages.
  • Love this aviary, the largest one in the country. Contains many bird species plus bats and sloths. They also have a nice gift shop and a cafe. Note that no straws are given for your drinks as they are hazardous for the animals should they get ahold of them. My only wish is that some of the large birds such as the eagles and condors had more room.
  • The National Aviary is a nice place to take your kids or anyone for that matter if they are a bird lover or just want something to do. It's like the zoo sort off but much smaller because they only house different species of birds. There is an eatery inside with snacks, pizza, drinks etc. There is also a gift shop inside.