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National Aviary

Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7235
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Ranked #15 of 87 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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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Clarksboro, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I bought my mother and I a VIP experience for our combined birthdays. The National Aviary made our experience even better than I could have imagined. We met with one of the trainers, Caitlin, and she started our visit with a private tour and history of the aviary. She was so friendly and knowledgeable. Caitlin then took us to enjoy... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There were so many birds, they have really funny billboards all over the city too that make it even more fun. SO many birds.

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Vienna, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

The live bird show ("Talons") was the highlight for me, as well trained crows, gulls, vultures, and more demonstrated avian behavior. We all lingered in the Grasslands exhibit, where songbirds literally whizzed past our ears; and in the Wetlands, where a great variety of shorebirds were easy to spot. And of course, everybody loves the penguin exhibit. The birds all... More

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