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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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You can walk among the birds.

This is a great destination, unless you don't like birds. The expansive areas allow you to get close to the birds, and even feed them during the shows. The Sea Eagles are massive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Columbus
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great destination, unless you don't like birds. The expansive areas allow you to get close to the birds, and even feed them during the shows. The Sea Eagles are massive and the penguin exhibit is lots of fun.

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Greensburg
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I've been a member of the aviary for the last few years. Be sure to visit one of the areas at feeding time. You can have a bird swipe a mealworm right from your fingers. The shows in the theaters are wonderful, although there is an added cost for those. If you get hungry, there's an Atria's cafe on site.... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A good selection of birds but the facility needs updating and is not very big. We were there about an hour and a half. Cost is $15 per adult and $5 parking; you can upgrade your entry fee and see a movie. I think it would be good for families with children. Not worth a repeat visit.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

With teenagers in tow (one of them silently protesting our outing) we had a lovely day at the Aviary. Expect beautiful birds in different environments and a little education thrown in (more education to be had if you wanted it). We oh'd and aw'd our way through the Aviary ...taking tons of pictures and talking in great detail about every... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

visited on a cool but sunny day. Penguins were sunning themselves so we could see them very well. The different habitats have a wide range of birds and it is interesting to see them up close. Well worth visiting if in Pittsburgh with children and/or bird lovers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited on our way through Pittsburgh with our 12 and 8 year old kids. They have all sorts of birds from different habitats, and many are quite comfortable with people. We met a pheasant who greeted everyone who entered his area, and the penguins came right up to the glass to check us out. A highlight for the kids... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Went here with a large group on a Saturday afternoon. Parking was a slight challenge, but that is understandable when the weather is not great and it is a weekend. Prices reasonable though the front end staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. Perhaps they are under-staffed? Had the advantage of going through the aviary with a bona fide bird expert, so... More 

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chicago, il
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited here during our recent trip to Pittsburgh. We had reciprocal membership from our hometown arboretum membership. It was interesting and they do have quite a few birds, including a bald eagle and 2 condors! You can get pretty close to the birds, in several of the enclosures the birds are just walking around on the walkways. The feeding... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Since my family lives in Pittsburgh, the Aviary is not so good for repeat visits. First time visitors will have a wonderful time. My daughter still loves feeding the lorikeets. Should start waiting in line at least 15 minutes before feeding time so the birds are still hungry when it is your turn. Otherwise you won't get them to perch... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited from out of town. Full price is too much, but we are members of another zoo so hot in for half price. Woman at ticket area was a grump. Great birds! Beautiful and you are really close to them. Penguins fantastic, cool bats and we all enjoyed it. Just so many kids running around, yelling, touching birds, pushing... More 

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