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National Aviary

#14 of 173 things to do in Pittsburgh Features Animals
Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235
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A maze of birds

The aviarium is great in the diverse birds. you could feet the lorekkets and we saw a baby Sloth... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2016
Joel S
Barcelona, Spain

The baby sloth was being fed at 4:00 for all to watch. Really cool! While the baby ate the adult... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2016
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235

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Reviewed March 21, 2016

The aviarium is great in the diverse birds. you could feet the lorekkets and we saw a baby Sloth making his first steps. The place is not too big and has no predefined route so make sure to not miss anything on the map.

Thank Joel S
Reviewed March 20, 2016

The baby sloth was being fed at 4:00 for all to watch. Really cool! While the baby ate the adult sloth became active and was traveling on the branches so we got to see both at one time. Also the Larakeets were fun. For $3...More

Thank DiWelsh
Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is a wonderful experience. There is an amazing show where you do get to feed the birds and another area where they give you food and the birds come right to your hands. Wonderful for children of all ages and a great break in...More

Thank LHoffman1978
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a weekday, not to crowded. You can get really close to the birds, and in some rooms they fly free, not something you get to interact with every day.

Thank Håvard P
Reviewed March 16, 2016

We went on a free day so it was a little crowded but worth it. Parking is very limited though. We had to park a block away so it wasn't too bad.

1  Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Summary: Lots of birds in atria, so you can get up close and personal. The Goods: - Despite the smallish size, it's well laid out in several climactic contexts. - You and the birds hang out together. Yes, chance of getting pooped on. Please close...More

Thank LaMalaise
Reviewed March 15, 2016

On a whim, we took our grandkids and went on the recommendation of a friend. I was quite skeptical and went to be a good grandpa. I had a marvelous day and even received a special button as recipient of one of the bird bombs...More

Thank sabelosimone
Reviewed March 9, 2016

The Grounds are magic, unfolding into small niches and different themes. The Aviary, choc full of every Bird you can imagine and then theres the Symphony! The barrage of musical notes from every direction that serenade your nerve endings and muscles along with your ears...More

Thank meanlorijeanne
Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stopped here for my daughters 18th birthday day out. My husband, daughter and myself enjoyed. We have never been here and we have wanted to go for years and since the baby sloth has been a main attraction on tv we couldn't resist any...More

Thank 1JMT
Reviewed March 5, 2016

If you like birds, this is the place to go. It's not an entire day adventure but the birds are very fun to just admire. Keep an eye on the feeding schedule and watch the Penguins eat and feed a tropical bird a worm right...More

Thank beiluj724
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Has anyone done the sloth encounter? Do you get to hold the sloth? How much interaction is there? Thinking of this for my daughters 18th birthday. Thanks!
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Lida3 | Reviewed this property |
We have not. I would expect that you are not able to actually hold the sloth. That said, call the Aviary and ask specifics. We did do a penguin encounter once. Private room with 'Preston' who was essentially loose in... More
Hi, How far are you from the Hotel Monaco downtown?
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
How much does it cost to feed the Lorikeets if you don't purchase the all-day pass?
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