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National Aviary

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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235
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Not a bird lover but enjoyed the visit

I'm a Pittsburgh native who had never been to the Aviary until I was visiting town with my young... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
michelskt
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Don’t let the word National fool you

We expected more. A larger venue, better exhibits, more interactive— alas, it is rather dowdy and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MarieIC
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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful birds” (47 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (51 reviews)
“bird show” (40 reviews)
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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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+1 412-323-7235
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"beautiful birds"
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"penguin exhibit"
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"bird show"
in 40 reviews
"bird lovers"
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"baby sloth"
in 31 reviews
"birds of prey"
in 22 reviews
"lorikeet feeding"
in 21 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 21 reviews
"feathered friends"
in 16 reviews
"free flying birds"
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"rose garden"
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"feeding times"
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"tropical rainforest"
in 20 reviews
"different species"
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"general admission"
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"few hours"
in 46 reviews
"all ages"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm a Pittsburgh native who had never been to the Aviary until I was visiting town with my young children. Conveniently located in the North Side just a few minutes walk from the Children's Museum, it is a well-maintained and interesting attraction for families. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We expected more. A larger venue, better exhibits, more interactive— alas, it is rather dowdy and small. Skip it.

Thank MarieIC
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was our first visit to the aviary and our 2 yr old grandson loved it. The staff was always nearby the different exhibits and were very friendly - giving tips and information about the birds and animals. We enjoyed all of the different sections...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

was under renovations, was unable to go into the portion where you could feed the birds- was very disappointing. did get to see alot of things however (the live show/movie about the amazon with trained birds flying in and out) baby sloth. likes the like...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was given the sloth encounter as a birthday gift. Meeting Vivien was absolutely amazing and a dream come true! Danielle and Janet were awesome; so friendly and accommodating to each person in the group of 8. I couldn’t recommend this experience more as well...More

Thank manda386
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not aware of the Aviary on previous visits but am so glad we found out about it. Good activity for kids and adults. Baby sloth Vivian was a wonderful plus. We will go back when we return.

Thank Devra C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the North Side amongst a complex of museums (Childrens', Mattress) and performing venues the facility offers patrons of all ages the opportunity to see a variety of habitats, watch feedings, have the birds sweep and swoop around you in the rainforest, see penguins...More

Thank JHAllen
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aviary was very cool and it even had a sloth (which you can hold if you want to pay $150- wow!. Actually there are an array of animals you can pay an experience for but they are very expensive. The giant Condor out front...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice family visit to the Aviary. I didn't expect that they would have such a wonderful collection of other animals too from penguins, eagles, sloths, flamingos and bats. You can stroll through the exhibits at your own pace and take photos. They...More

Thank Pizazzle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken my grandchildren to the aviary on several occasions only because they wanted to see the birds.. The cost is quite high by the time you pay for parking, admission and any additional event. When we visited a few weeks ago, some of...More

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JustMakingSense
17 March 2018|
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Response from Vickie K | Reviewed this property |
We had the owl encounter at my son's wedding. The trainer brought the owl from table to table during dinner. I did not see anyone touch it, just the trainer holding the owl and photos taken with it.
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Brittany C
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Response from Leeza217 | Reviewed this property |
It was $15 for adults and my teenagers each
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Only service dogs,
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