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Address: Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: +1 412-323-7235
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Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly...

Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.

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Birds!!

This is a great place to take kids in the winter because of the tropical bird rooms. It's a fabulous escape. Feeding time is the best part of the day here....demonstrations are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
cnft
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to take kids in the winter because of the tropical bird rooms. It's a fabulous escape. Feeding time is the best part of the day here....demonstrations are really fun too. Adopt a bird is a great gift for someone who has everything. We go here with our kids about 1-2 times every year. Awesome educational... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see the aviary with family after a long hiatus. We miss the Crow "Mickey" but his replacement "Minny" is there now. Love the ability to mingle in the rainforest room and the prairie areas. In the bleak winter it always cheers me up. Great place to take kids or grandkids if you've got them

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great relaxing visit. Spent a couple of hours walking around. Very interesting to see. Lots of different species.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun niche zoo for bird lovers. They have everything from a colony of penguins to eagles to Macaws. Worth a trip, especially if you have kids. Tropical bird room is unlike anything I've seen at a standard city zoo.

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

more for kids then seniors like me but still very enjoyable. Bird show was well done with lots of activity. Some really big birds kept here.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll be honest this wasn't my first choice of activity but it will remain a highlight. From penguins to condors there is a ton to see and learn. The information provided was well organized and easy to comprehend. The staff were friendly and very knowledgable. There was a lot to learn for all ages and when the kids were ready... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much smaller than expected. The birds are amazing. The free flight of the birds truely brings the exhibit alive. The Penguin experience is an interesting and interactive show. We enjoyed it. 2 hours would be more than enough time to complete the tour. The surrounding park is really nice. We enjoyed a nice walk after our visit.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice aviary. Most of the birds fly free so you are in rooms with the birds flying around you. Very cool. You can feed some of the birds for a small fee which was fun. We saw the bat feeding which was amazing. This is very much worth a visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit the aviary for the first time last Saturday afternoon. We got a bonus as they had a local Art Show going on the same time. There were over 30 artists with their creations. The aviary is cool. Close and intimate encounters with several species are possible. Good shots for cameras too. Not too large of a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hadnt been to the aviary in a very long time but ended up going last summer and last month. Both times with my mom. Its an enjoyable few hours. Feeding the lorakeets was the highlight of my visit last year. I wanted to do it this year but wasnt there during the times they were doing it. The volunteers... More 

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