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National Aviary

Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7235
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Ranked #15 of 92 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Aviary is a must see for visitors and residents alike! Any one who loves animals (esp birds) will LOVE this gem!

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed our recent visit to the National Aviary. It is a small building and easy to get around - perfect size for little kids. And in that small space you can see so many interesting birds, and many up-close and in person! It is worth it to catch the bird feedings if you really like to get up close,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Excellent facility with helpful, informative well trained staff. Entertainment & educational value is very high for such a low admission charge. Wetlands and Tropical Forest areas along with Penguin feeding made for an interesting afternoon.

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I grew up in Pittsburgh and remember going to the Aviary as a teenager and then taking my kids to it when they were little. I can't even remember how many years that has been. I remember it as a little cave back then. This is the first time I have been back in about 30+ years. AWESOME now. Beautiful... More

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A live animal show out in the open with flying and talking birds. Possibility to feed small birds for a small fee. Fun for the kids.

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mason,ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We liked this place however it doesn't take long to get through it. We felt it was a little pricey but we also understand how much it probably costs to run a place like this. Nice for a rainy day, not sure I would want to go again and again.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

also, definitely go into the penguin tunnels--i know they look like they are for kids but the glass tubes that pop up into he penguins exhibit are adult height and you get literally face to face with the penguins!

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northern PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Definitely a nice change from the usual zoo! The open exhibits allow you to be immersed amongst the birds in their different habitats. Our children were really fascinated and wowed by the shows and opportunities for hands-on activity, such as feedings. Worth a few extra bucks to feed the lorakeets! They also got to hold worms up for fly-by feedings... More

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took my 8 yr. old Granddaughter the end of May and she was so impressed with the entire experience that she did not want to leave. She held liquid food (nectar, I think) for the little birds, crawled through the tunnels to watch the penguins, sat on the floor in the grasslands exhibit to see the bird eggs in a... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Get there early. It gets crowded, but that's OK. Watching children watch the birds is fun. The penguins are great. The condors are really pretty amazing.

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