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National Aviary

Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7235
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Ranked #13 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My daughter adores "Bird Kingdom" in Niagara Falls so when we heard NATIONAL Aviary, we pictured something quite extensive, and budgeted a morning's time. We ended up staying an hour, going at a very leisurely pace. It was immaculately clean, nicely presented, the birds all looked in good health - but wow, was it ever smaller than we'd expected. The... More

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Williamsburg, VA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent most of a day here. You could see it in less time, but I'd highly recommend seeing all the shows. Loved feeding the Lorikeets - we did it twice! You hold a small dish of nectar and they perch on your hands to lap it up. The shows were educational and fun. I have new respect for vultures!... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Don't know what that means? Visit the Lorikeets to find out! Amazed and in love - the only way to express how my kids feel every time we leave here! We love it so much we are season members! It's like a new visit each time! Just beware that the parking meter doesn't give change! $5 -your change is a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went to the National Aviary for a wedding! At first, I thought it was a weird location for a wedding, turned out to be the perfect place. Very romantic, clean and you are able to tour the facility at anytime. The staff seemed very friendly and loved the animals. Plus, the kids had a blast! The staff brought the... More

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Montgomery County, PA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It must have been 30 years since I last visited the Aviary on Pittsburgh's northside. On a whim this past Friday we stopped at the Aviary on our way from northwest PA to downtown Pittsburgh. We had a very nice afternoon there. As I approached the building and entered seeing lots of children in camp shirts, I almost left. Glad... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We live in HI and planned our trip to Pittsburgh specifically to visit the National Aviary. It surpassed our expectations. The habitats were beautiful and well maintained. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and showed a high level of caring and compassion for the birds. Don't forget to do the Lorakeet feeding! My 5 year old loved the summer camp. The... More

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Pittsburgh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The aviary is not a fancy, modern building, but it is constantly improving and worth a visit if you love birds or have kids. Inside and outside exhibits allow you to see many unusual species up-close. Several large, open rooms where you walk among the beautiful birds in their native habitats. Penguin exhibit has a feature where kids (or the... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Loved the interactive shows with Falcons and other birds. Educational. Helpful student staff personnel. Interesting signage with alot of information about the birds displayed.

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Cary , North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

All I can say about this attraction is wow. This aviary is small but packed to the gills with a large variety of birds from different Eco systems . The aviary is divided into several sections including grassland,tropical, wetlands and a few condors outdoor. You can take up to 2-3 hours with your visit depending on how much time you... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Situated in the Pittsburgh's historic North side National Aviary has more than 500 birds from all around the world which includes endangered species. The entrance itself will thrill you with free flying Macaws and the walking British Monarch Queen Victoria. Wonderful presentations of birds based on their habitats. very good opportunity to learn . Kids will be thrilled with intimate... More

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