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National Aviary

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Address: Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-323-7235
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Description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from...
Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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Great place to visit for fun and to learn. Buy a ticket to the rooftop show. It was very educational. Also feed to lorikeets. It is an experience to remember. Good place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit for fun and to learn. Buy a ticket to the rooftop show. It was very educational. Also feed to lorikeets. It is an experience to remember. Good place for kids and adults .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For the family or a group of friends great activity especially the rose garden noon show taking flight. Great learning activity

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is the first aviary I ever visited. It seems small (maybe that's how aviaries are) but I really enjoyed it. Knowledgeable volunteers were on hand to answer questions in large open exhibit areas. Somehow we missed the sloth that lives there but we'll be back to find it. The penguin exhibit is great.

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Bushnell, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is a "Must Go To" wether you live in Pittsburgh or just visiting!! It's great for families or if it's just the two of you! Being able to walk around in some of the enclosed areas with the birds all around you is a amazing experience! The shows are very informative and entertaining and the staff is just great,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We go to the aviary about one every 4-6 months since most of the exhibits are indoors and is 20 minutes from our house. The exhibits are very naturalistic with a variety of birds, including eagles, condors, and penguins. The bird keepers do free public feedings at different exhibits every day. It only takes about an hour to see the... More 

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Enjoyed it a lot. Nice selection of birds. Most of them are very used to people and you have to watch your steps. You have to watch out for kids too.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was very excited to visit the country's largest aviary while in Pittsburgh. What wonderfully created habitats and exhibits on soooo many species of birds! You can truly enjoy very up close and personal experiences with many of the birds here, especially in the rainforest and finch habitats. The only other place that I've seen so many colorful and beautiful... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love birds, so I was excited to finally get to the National Aviary for a visit. I was not disappointed. We had planned on spending about 4 hours here, but ended up being here almost the whole day. It is not a huge place, but between the exhibits and the shows it makes for a nice full day. The... More 

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The aviary had great walk through habitats and many different species of birds. Use the schedule to attend the various educational demonstrations. Take your time and read the posted information and it makes it more interesting than a brief walk -by. The even have an opportunity to go in and hand feed some very colorful birds.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As natural of a setting as you can get for an aviary. Was beautiful inside and out. The birds were mostly free flying. The feedings were very informative and hands-on. We got to feed lorikeets and pelicans! They have a room with so many different finches. Can't wait to visit again!

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Additional Information about National Aviary

Address: Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-323-7235
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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