National Aviary

America’s premier zoo dedicated exclusively to birds, the National Aviary is home to more than 600 birds representing 200 species, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild, and it is located right in Pittsburgh! Visitors can watch flamingos frolic; witness massive owls spread their wings; offer nectar treats to a flock of rainbow lorikeets, and talk with a pair of colorful toucans. The Aviary offers a dining option in their garden room as well as a gift shop. 

Penguin Point, an open-air exhibit that is home to a colony of noisy, playful penguins, affords close-up views of penguins swimming, diving, and basking in the sun, while the new Grasslands exhibit places visitors in a habitat filled with a brilliant array of finches, weavers, and other beautiful birds. Large walk-through exhibits allow for close interactions between visitors and free-flying birds, and daily, educational programs are also offered where visitors can hand-feed and meet species rarely found in zoos. 

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Contact Information

National Aviary
Reservations and Information:

National Aviary, 700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Wednesday-Monday 10am - 5pm (closed Tuesday)
  • Seasons Open

    Open year round
  • Prices and Fees

    Children under 2: Free --------- Children (ages 2-12): $14.95 --------- Seniors (ages 60+): $16.95 --------- Adults: $17.95
  • Accessibility

    The National Aviary is committed to creating an experience that is inclusive of and accessible to all of our visitors. Our staff are trained in how to help visitors make the most of their time with us, and are available to assist you with your needs. Click here to learn more.