National Aviary

National Aviary, Pittsburgh: Hours, Address, National Aviary Reviews: 4.5/5

National Aviary
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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Rebecca O
Loxwood, UK77 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Visited here couple of days ago with my partner. It was amazing & we would highly recommend. Super for all the family & even got to see a Sloth 🦥 he was adorable. But there are lots of beautiful creatures/ animals to see. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you
Written January 3, 2022
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mummblingme
Chicago, IL184 contributions
Jun 2021
What a treat to view so many birds from all around the globe in their natural habitats without barriers! This aviary is a treasure of bird environments, with rooms to walk in and through, and even opportunities to feed the penguins (for an additional fee). The interesting gift shop goes beyond standard knickknacks, making for a pleasant end to the time spent there – plan on 2 hours to see it all. Tickets are not cheap and you must reserve your time, yet it is such good value.
Written December 28, 2021
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI681 contributions
Nov 2021
Even with the pandemic restrictions, this is a great place to visit. If you have any interest in birds, you will find that time passes very quickly here. If you don't have any interest in birds, a visit here may well change that.
Written December 10, 2021
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NancyDPA
Horsham, PA187 contributions
Sep 2021
We were in Pittsburgh for a wedding, and spent a couple of hours in the morning visiting the aviary. It is really well done, with different sections depending on the types of birds. In most places, the birds are flying around free and it is fun to search in the trees to find the different species. Beware though that the birds are flying over your head, so be prepared for a bomb! The condors are in an exhibit on the outside, and watching them was the highlight of our trip. They are incredible creatures and so majestic!
Written September 12, 2021
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Jeff E
Meadowbrook, PA204 contributions
Jul 2021
We took our 3 year old granddaughter and she had a great time. All the animals were in their natural habitates. My grandaughter esprcially liked the penguines, each of whom had their name on their wing. Excellent for adults too. Can take all the pictures you want.
Written August 17, 2021
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Kyla1098
Clarksburg, WV87 contributions
Jul 2021
I've been twice and love the immersive experience. People on here seem to complain that it's too small, or "it's a National Aviary" it should have more. If you simply go on their website they explain their name, and it's not like a Smithsonian National Zoo or anything. There are several opportunities throughout the day to get up close and personal with the birds they have. They do have a show that you have to pay for but the free show in my opinion is just about the same. When I went we were able to feed lorikeets, feed pelicans, and penguins if we wanted. There were presentations throughout the Aviary and several helpful staff to answer any questions. The Aviary is mostly open so you walk through the bird's area and they can walk towards you and maybe even on you. Food is surprisingly good for being at the Aviary. Pizza was very good and fresh. Gift shop has unique items such as hand-carved birds, and luminaries. They have beautiful paper art and a lot of bird books. As well as stuff for kids.
Written August 3, 2021
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Melissa
4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
My husband and I spent 3 hours at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA and it was delightful. They have a lot of birds from other continents so it was a great opportunity to see birds we may never otherwise see. Even when you are lucky enough to travel to foreign places, it is hard to see birds up close and this aviary gives you that opportunity. The staff and volunteers are well-informed and helpful. For a reasonably small fee you can have close up encounters with different birds which was also great. The National Aviary does a good job reminding us of the importance of protecting and supporting nature.
Written August 1, 2021
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MrJonnyU
Yonkers, NY150 contributions
Jul 2021
This Aviary was laid out very nice (in a super modern building). The staff was friendly and there was a good amount of wildlife. I, like other reviewers, felt the overall experience was very child-oriented and certain areas could have provided more information. The layout is nice and there are some cool things to see though.
Written July 22, 2021
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E H
Brunswick, NY99 contributions
Jun 2021
Given its name, I was expecting this to be the aviary of all aviaries, but disappointingly, it was not even close. In fact, this was yet another attraction focused on appealing solely to children. The gift shop was no exception. The limited species of birds were interesting and exotic, some tame enough to touch (though I wouldn't recommend it). The main problem was that there was very little information to accompany what you were seeing. It's only for my love of birds that I even give this place a passing grade. Expecting to spend about 3 hours here, I was out in one.
Written July 20, 2021
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RecreationV
New York City, NY347 contributions
May 2021
This mostly indoor aviary was quite enjoyable. We spent about two hours here on a rainy afternoon. The Aviary is divided into sections based on habitat. The birds are beautiful, and if you are not in a rush, spend time in each section, watching and appreciating nature. I somehow thought that 'National' implied it to be larger and more extensive, not that it is so small either, just was expecting something that might require most of my day. There are very informative animal sessions, check the schedule. There are also some private/paid sessions available, which looked most interesting, but we did not do these.
Written July 19, 2021
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