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National Aviary

Address: Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-323-7235
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Ranked #6 of 73 Activities in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Under visited local and national treasure! A bargain price! Go there before the zoo. The penguin area is worth the visit. Up close and personal! Meet and greet always going on. Incredible free flight summer shows! Grasslands, tropical, wetlands, condor area! And the majestic Bald Eagle, go there at least twice a year, it never tires!

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Uhrichsville, Ohio
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13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful visit to the aviary! There was an enormous collection of birds to see and we didn't feel rushed to get through it all. It was just the right size to be able to spend a few hours leisurely enjoying the wonderful collection of birds.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been the Avairy several times , it is a very relaxing way to spend a cold winter day . The birds are beautiful and there are baby penguins now !! Very informative and enjoyable .

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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Don't tell anyone! This place is arson on a cold rainy day in the winter! The crowds were little giving us repeat access to all the areas. There was no show but they new show bird practiced her new routine on us. We got to feed the birds and see the new baby penguins! Perfect way to spend a winter... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The whole experience of the aviary was terriable!! We went for a Easter egg hunt, who would ever thought 3 & 4 year olds can only be allowed to find one, yes one wooden egg!! In return the children received one Hershey kiss. I'm not sure of the price, but I thought it was overpriced. Once we did the egg... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I wish our timing would have been better and we could have seen the baby penquins; but the web cam was an added bounus (to watch from anywhere). Take / make time to watch to birds in flight show, where they and you can feed the birds. The kids love this!

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As an avid bird watcher and enthusaist I LOVE to spend a few hours on the weekend there! Watching Sid and Bette's new baby Penguin to the lazy bones Sloths, to the majesty eagles. But my favorite part is the open air portions of the aviary...it's a really cool time, HIGHLY recommend it.

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88 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The aviary is small but so much fun! Please take your children here - they get to hold up fish for birds to snatch. And when you get pooped on, you get a special pin! I agree with the others about it being over-priced....but consider it a donation to help birds. If you've been to other bird of prey shows,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is a great place for people that love birds but I didnt like the additional charges they put on to see the shows. I think the base price of admission was plenty to cover the entire experience. There should not be ad on costs. I had fun and they had a variety of birds to look at. It only... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a fun place! When we visited, we did not buy any additional shows, just general admission. For the two of us (adults) and no extra shows, we spent about an hour at the Aviary. We enjoyed seeing the eagles, the penquins, the tropical birds... really, all of the birds were so great to see. If you like to take... More 

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