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Address: Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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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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A trip to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, is always a great experience for the entire family. The staff is very friendly and the kids learn something knew every time we go.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
jamielynmarshall
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, is always a great experience for the entire family. The staff is very friendly and the kids learn something knew every time we go.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with someone who really loves birds, so I sucked it up and went. Glad I did, it was a really fun experience. We attended an educational session on their resident sloth, a bird show, we fed birds out of tiny serum cups, we fed birds worms right out of our hands. Birds of every shape, size, and color,... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful couple of hours, we only purchase basic general admission because we didn't have enough time. Highly recommend this place place. Lots to see and learn about.

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Barboursville, West Virginia
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162 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We traveled from a few hours away to experience the Aviary as my child loves birds. We were not disappointed. The aviary is obviously smaller than zoo's etc but is really well done. There is the ability to interact with the birds beyond the feedings. We did not try many of the feedings but still got to experience birds being... More 

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Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit was as a child, I've returned with my children, and visit now as an empty nester. I loved it then & love it now. It was interesting to see how it's expanded over the years. I find it to be relaxing & enjoyable, an at-your-own-pace experience. If I lived in town, I'd probably be here weekly.

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Thank Mary320
State College, PA, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our 1st time to the Aviary, and we enjoyed it with family. There was a lot to see and unexpected sights. Since we were there in the summer they had an outdoor butterfly exhibit which was great. Kids would love the whole thing.

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Thank K1576XQstevenp
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came with several friends and pleasantly surprised by all the wonderful birds and exhibits.Got to feed the ducks and the lorikeets which was incredible. Also got to see Valentino up close for feeding and the penguins diving for food.

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Thank david n
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people were nice and the animals seemed healthy. It's kind of an odd building to navigate; not very eye catching or enthralling once inside (kind of gloomy I thought). The big open exhibits were the best part (wetlands, grasslands, etc....). We fed the Lorikeets which was cool; I was kind of disappointed in the enclosure and how little nectar... More 

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Thank Ashley S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing and had more than just a few birds. Make sure you go early and grab a schedule to see all the feeding times when the birds are interactive. They have a cafe there for lunch or you can try somewhere on the North Side. This may take less than a full day to see everything but... More 

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Oakdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And amazing gem located in Pittsburgh. Very interesting as you can interact with the birds up close and personal. The birds are colorful and you can walk through many displays. It also has real Pittsburgh penguins. A wonderful way to spend a winter's day.

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