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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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NICE TO SEE kids like to go every year

we live here so for us it is a yearly visit to see the changes. It is not big can get in and out in 90 minutes. we love that the birds fly around the trees and flowers are also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

we live here so for us it is a yearly visit to see the changes. It is not big can get in and out in 90 minutes. we love that the birds fly around the trees and flowers are also pretty.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Just outside the downtown area, with a great gift shop, and birds galore! Up close and personal, as well as in lively habitats. Great for kids and grownups alike. Fun way to learn, and walk, and relax, all in one place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the National Aviary as part of a weekend getaway, and loved the exhibits and the show in the RoseGarden! We will definitely be back for the opening of the condor exhibit!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

For you birders and for the folks that just like to look at cool birds and learn fun facts, this is for you. Have a Big Day at the National Aviary. It's fun for all ages at any time of the year. Going to a Pittsburgh Penguins game? Stop in and see Sid and the crew in the penguin exhibit...in... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I proposed to my wife after a Penguin Encounter at the Aviary. This is always one of our favorite places to go. The variety in bird species is really neat. We love the free-flight rooms where you get to experience the animals up close. All of the feedings are very informative and fun. The shows (additional $) are amazing as... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've lived in Pittsburgh off and on for years and never visited the aviary until recently. A friend suggested we go and I was curious (especially knowing about the Penguins living there). We arrived close to 3:30pm knowing it was open only until 5. We had the chance to see everything we wanted with a little time to spare! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The National Aviary is a hidden treasure. You can lose yourself in the beauty, learn so much through the programming, and thrill at the many species of birds. They do amazing work to help preserve and protect these lovely creatures. Cost is reasonable, the experience priceless. A must for anyone visiting or living in Pittsburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Awesome exhibits with morning and afternoon feeding sessions and interactive educational activities throughout the day! The facility has a small Grasslands bird habitat, mid-size Wetlands bird area, the large Penguin Point exhibit, and Eagles in habitat. We walked though in about about 2 hours and viewed a lorikeet feeding session and penguin feeding session.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I brought my 33 year old cousin to the aviary for is first visit. He did not know we were coming before hand. He really enjoyed it as did I. It was fun to get up close and personal with different types of birds.Younger children seemed to enjoy it as well especially crawling around looking at the penguins from different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Enjoyed a penguin encounter with my daughter. A wonderful experience and worth it. The entire aviary is lovely.

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