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National Aviary

Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7235
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Ranked #17 of 88 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Visited with my 4 year old and we both enjoyed it a lot. Saw multi media presentation Talons! it was fantastic! Couldn't believe they had owls, falcons, even an Eagle swoop over our heads! Beautiful, large, green house type settings for some species. Great bat exhibit, enough hands on "feed the birds" exhibits to keep people feeling involved. Never saw... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There are few exclusive Aviaries in the nation, so if you're in the area don't miss seeing it. Hundreds of birds, including Bald Eagle and Sea Eagle. There are even sections where you get to interact with some of the birds. It is especially good during the warmer months when they hold educational shows and demonstrations outdoors.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was like being dropped into a rainforest! Even the most timid birds were eventually visible... a flash of color, a rush of air and they fly right past you.

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've lived in Pittsburgh for four years, but just recently visited the National Aviary. What an enjoyable day it was with my 10 year old daughter. There are a lot of opportunities to be up close and personal to all types of birds. During our visit, there were Easter activities taking place such as a visit from the Easter bunny,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Animals are well cared for and you can interact quite a bit. Pay attention to the feeding times and be present for those. For an additional fee you can schedule an interactive session with the owls, penguins, or other birds. We have done this and enjoyed it immensely. You can tour the whole thing in less than two hours, but... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great stop in Pittsburgh. Great selection of birds to see in an open air setting. Be sure to stop by to feed the parrots. I suggest a wonderful morning followed by lunch and an afternoon at the childrens museum. Then dinner. bty walking distance from downtown.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This was our first time at an aviary and we were more than amazed! Truly a unique experience. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The facility is very clean and well laid out. Highly recommend a visit to the National Aviary!

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Louisville KY
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This small but fascinating facility lets you get much closer to birds than you do in most zoos. There are a couple of rooms where they fly and walk freely and it's really fun to observe. We attended the penguin feeding, which was extremely interesting. The folks working here seemed to really love their jobs and were eager to share... More

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went there with my kids. It was very nice and fun place. We learned about birds. They have a lot of kinds of birds. It Just an amazing indoor park. We all love it.

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Camp Hill, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I love birds, but even if I didn't, I would have come out of this place loving birds. The National Aviary puts you right there in the room with the birds. Each room puts the different species in their natural environment. Share the pathway with a Victoria Crowned Pigeon in the Tropical Rain Forest. Feed the Brown Pelicans in the... More

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