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National Aviary

Address: Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-323-7235
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Ranked #18 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, 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, 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Great place for all. My wife and I took my mom (88) and she loved it. Don't miss any of the interactive shows they have. We have a photo of a bird eating from my moms hand. Go in the spring, summer or fall when North Side Icy ball man is out and get a Rainbow.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The aviary was wonderful. Great bird sanctuaries with informative shows and displays. I just loved the 'meet the patient' bird event where I learnt a lot about ducks and what needs to happen when they are unwell. The Christmas bird show I attended needed some work as the 'actors' were still training and the sound programme not yet complete, whilst... More 

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Venice, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

So, we when here with great expectations to see many birds. It was OK, some exhibits closed....did not see an OWL at all?

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time with the birds. It was a very interactive experience. We even fed some birds. Beautiful experience!

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Pittsburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We have lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years and host many guests from all over the world. Our favorite destination is to take them to the Aviary, no matter what their age. The exhibits are varied and interesting. Humans can interact with the birds in many ways: there are scheduled lorikeet feedings that are so sweet. You get a little... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We bought a year's membership to the National Aviary for our grandchildren in Pittsburgh. They love it. There are so many different birds here and the displays are awesome.

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Franklin, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our family really loves to come to the National Aviary. It is a great way to spend a few hours while in Pittsburgh. The exhibits are excellently done. Lots of photo ops!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

They used have limited free parking now they make you pay. The city took away parking meters and put in kiosk which I refuse to go to any business in the city because it! Finding a handicap spot is extremely rare and then taking the time to get to the kiosk and put in your plate number and money waste... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited the aviary one Saturday with my daughter and granddaughter for a special owl day. There were lots of activities for my granddaughter (13 months) - which is difficult for someone her age. There were numerous opportunities for her to observe the birds up close and to interact with them in programming. A cafe and tables are available for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Since my son loves it, we probably go once a year. He loves being able to put his head "into" the penguin attraction. He enjoys the Aviary but not a lot of new attractions each year. My favorite thing to do is watch the sloth. Good place to take out-of-town guests.

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