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National Aviary

#14 of 178 things to do in Pittsburgh Features Animals
Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235
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Second time, just as good

This is a great place. In June we bought a family membership and came back today for another visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
A great way to spend two hours.

This was a wonderful way to pass 2 hours while seeing many interesting, beautiful, and some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place. In June we bought a family membership and came back today for another visit it is so good. If you watch no shows it takes about 2 hours. If you watch shows you could be here all day. I love...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful way to pass 2 hours while seeing many interesting, beautiful, and some downright cute birds. I particularly enjoyed the baby flamingos, the pygmy falcon, and the penguins. This isn't an all-day excursion, but that's part of its appeal.

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving at the opening time (10am) is probably best idea, we came like 10:45am and at the start the place was fine to go through, but then more and more people appeared and at 12 it was unreasonable. Should you wish to try the Birdly...More

2  Thank vaclean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town with free time and found this listed so decided to check it out. What a fantastic time! Set up easy to get through, loved to see all the exotic birds especially the condors and my favorite the owls! Paid extra for the...More

1  Thank eriecamperlober
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Which we could have spent more time as there are many birds to see of all kinds. The layout is easy to maneuver and the staff is helpful. The Mega Bats were the highlight!

2  Thank conciergeinnewyork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was on a group bus tour and visiting the National Aviary was one of the activities. I was surprised by how close one could get to many of the birds. Many unusual and beautiful birds. Very educational and paid $5 for a 20 minute film...More

1  Thank Ken C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well organized with a nice collection of birds. Several interactive exhibits were nice. Decent lunch area and friendly staff. Great for a nice Sunday trip with a family. Well worth the price.

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing! If you love birds, this is the place to visit. I adored the finches and songbirds. They fly freely in the room, and there is a bench to just sit, watch, and listen. We saw bald eagles, penguins, baby flamingos. The list...More

2  Thank Kimberly P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I was growing up the Aviary was (literally) in my backyard. We'd walk there on weekends and after school and pay 15 cents to get in, (clustering around the mynabird to teach it dirty words). It is greatly improved from those early years and...More

1  Thank XavZen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our cub scout den came to visit. The Aviary was very accommodating. We were able to feed the birds as well as had a discussion about adaptations within birds. I would recommend this place for any educational group.

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May 3, 2017|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
I have not done the sloth encounter, I would suggest you call.
April 18, 2017|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
The Aviary is on the North Side on Arch street. If you are driving, it would be about 10 minutes. I'm sorry I did not answer sooner as I've been very busy and had not seen the email request, but I hope this answer finds... More
Nancy S
July 28, 2015|
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Response from notatourtype | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you can feed the Lorikeets without buying a general admission ticket for the aviary. If I recall, they are towards the middle of the aviary. I believe that the fee for feeding the Lorikeets is just $3 (not... More