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National Aviary

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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Janet H wrote a review Nov 2020
Columbus, Ohio3 contributions1 helpful vote
The variety of birds is very impressive. Many are freely flying around among the visitors. A few are caged. The aviary is rather small for a national landmark, but its variety of birds is impressive. It's an enjoyable place to be among birds.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Wayne3866 wrote a review Oct 2020
Blandon, Pennsylvania20 contributions4 helpful votes
I have waited my entire life to see a Cock on the Rock. Not only did we see this particular bird, but a lot of other birds that are very hard to see in the wild. I lived in Australia and was very surprised to a Frogmouth Tawny, and a Guam King Fisher. This is not the only reason to see this place, you can watch them feed the flamingos, and watch the staff feed the swallows swooping catching worms in the air. The spaces are open and very personal. This is a very cheap place to visit, allow about 2 hours or more to see the whole facility.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dawn M wrote a review Sep 2020
Vienna, Virginia763 contributions233 helpful votes
This is a fun place. We had birds right out in the open with us in three parts of the facility. We watched bats being fed, along with hearing a little talk. Thirty minutes later we saw penguins feeding while staff explained the interesting life of a penguin. Granted, he isn't a bird but there is a sloth in residence in one open-air section. Plan your visit around published feeding times if you can. Also, indoor and outdoor tables make for-sale snacks a pleasant break.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MaritaGodfrey wrote a review Aug 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania193 contributions90 helpful votes
I hadn't been to the Aviary since I was in elementary school and I was pleasantly surprised to see how clean it is. The only area that is smelly is where the bats are. We spent about an hour walking through all of the various areas. Some birds can fly freely and some are caged, not sure why that is. They have flamingos, penguins, snowy egrets (my favorite), finches, canaries, a condor, eagles, laughing koukaburras, and many other species. There is also a sloth, although he was so high up in the treetops we couldn't spot him. After our visit we took a walk though the adjacent Allegheny Commons around Lake Elizabeth, which is actually more of a man-made pond than a lake. Allow 1.5-2 hours to do both.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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PennsylvaniaDrin wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Nature is beautiful and staff so friendly and knowledgeable. They know all the animals by name. The Sloth, who usually is a bit reclusive, put on a grand display, and they penguins were a delight! Try the bird flight simulator... it's a blast! My bestie and I had so much fun and gained so much knowledge about our planet. We will definitely go back next time we're in Pittsburgh! Great place for kids and adults! What a wonderful afternoon!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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