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National Aviary

#14 of 172 things to do in Pittsburgh Features Animals
Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235
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Love the birds!

I would love to see these birds in a much larger space. The collection of birds is wonderful, some... read more

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Fun every time

There's a lot of possible interactivity, depending on when you go. This includes watching penguin... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would love to see these birds in a much larger space. The collection of birds is wonderful, some of which I have never seen before in real life. Some of the cages are so small though with little live vegetation. The aviary itself is...More

Thank OregonNancy
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's a lot of possible interactivity, depending on when you go. This includes watching penguin feeding, talking to keepers, watching one of the bird shows, getting a presentation about owls, being given food from keepers for certain birds at their mealtimes, paying to go inside...More

Thank Rykiel33
Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Aviary is a must see when visiting Pittsburgh. The birds are beautiful and the staff and volunteers are very pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly. They offer a penguin encounter that is a great way to get up close to a penguin. You should book...More

Thank Sugarbee93
Reviewed 6 days ago

The penguins are the best part...the penguins are the best part. Christmas special was really neat. Did we say the penguins were the best part of the best bird experience? Wear a hat or rubber suit.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great encounter up close with the penguins ,and didn't even have to pay extra ,The ala carte system here was cool you didn't have to pay for all , or some of the attractions ,great exhibits Ours was the burrowing owls .

Thank dockdork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit!!! Hidden gem we saw so many different kinds of birds. All beautiful. The staff was very helpful and nice

Thank 356fredl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located across the river behind PNC Park and near the Children's Museum, the Aviary is a great outing for those who love birds or families with children. Check the website for scheduled time for specific feedings to take advantage of special programs. The Pittsburgh subway...More

Thank KimMiesau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a recent trip to Pittsburgh. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit there. Lots of different species of birds in varying habitats. Great place for kids of all ages.

Thank Betsy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is smaller than we think, a one or two-hour trip is enough. But it is really great to see the birds flying and walking freely in some environment similar to their habitats. The African penguins, the peacocks, the parrots. They are very cute...More

1  Thank 长城 李
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Mom, husband and I took her to Aviary. She lives here in Pittsburgh and has been several times before. It was nice, not expensive. We did not get an extras and still had a nice time meandering through the exhibits and chatting with...More

Thank cinjoel
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Has anyone done the sloth encounter? Do you get to hold the sloth? How much interaction is there? Thinking of this for my daughters 18th birthday. Thanks!
3 May 2017|
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Response from Lida3 | Reviewed this property |
We have not. I would expect that you are not able to actually hold the sloth. That said, call the Aviary and ask specifics. We did do a penguin encounter once. Private room with 'Preston' who was essentially loose in... More
Hi, How far are you from the Hotel Monaco downtown?
19 April 2017|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
The Aviary is on the North Side on Arch street. If you are driving, it would be about 10 minutes. I'm sorry I did not answer sooner as I've been very busy and had not seen the email request, but I hope this answer finds... More
Nancy S
How much does it cost to feed the Lorikeets if you don't purchase the all-day pass?
28 July 2015|
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Response from notatourtype | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you can feed the Lorikeets without buying a general admission ticket for the aviary. If I recall, they are towards the middle of the aviary. I believe that the fee for feeding the Lorikeets is just $3 (not... More