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National Aviary

Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7235
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Ranked #15 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our granddaughter loves birds and so the Aviary was a must see. Her parents were so pleased with the set up there, they bought a year's pass to go back again and again and they do! Children will love it.

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columbus oh
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

3rd visit over last decade. Not inexpensive. 2 adults and 1 child =$39 with no show add ons. They dont' take AAA; but are in entertainment book. Venue is small but well done. 1 hr should be enough. The free show that takes place in the rose garden was well worth seeing. Don't miss it(might not take place in bad... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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