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“See birds you didd not know existed.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Aviary

National Aviary
Ranked #13 of 157 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“See birds you didd not know existed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Quite a collection of interesting birds. Staff available everywhere for questions and info. Don't eat in their cafe, much better food in the neighborhood. It's close to the Mattress Factory so come here after that weird place.

Visited March 2014
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Visited with my 4 year old and we both enjoyed it a lot. Saw multi media presentation Talons! it was fantastic! Couldn't believe they had owls, falcons, even an Eagle swoop over our heads! Beautiful, large, green house type settings for some species. Great bat exhibit, enough hands on "feed the birds" exhibits to keep people feeling involved. Never saw bald eagle so close up before- usually in zoos they are far away in tall cages away from people. Here they were in their pen but we were watching from the glass windows- magnificent!

Visited April 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lifetime Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

There are few exclusive Aviaries in the nation, so if you're in the area don't miss seeing it. Hundreds of birds, including Bald Eagle and Sea Eagle. There are even sections where you get to interact with some of the birds. It is especially good during the warmer months when they hold educational shows and demonstrations outdoors.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Visit the Tropics!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was like being dropped into a rainforest! Even the most timid birds were eventually visible... a flash of color, a rush of air and they fly right past you.

Visited April 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We've lived in Pittsburgh for four years, but just recently visited the National Aviary. What an enjoyable day it was with my 10 year old daughter. There are a lot of opportunities to be up close and personal to all types of birds. During our visit, there were Easter activities taking place such as a visit from the Easter bunny, a unique Easter egg hunt, where you try to find particular bird eggs, and a craft. You could make your visit as long or as short as you like. It's fun to take in all the various themed areas. The highlight for us was definitely the feeding of the Lorikeets. For $3, you can purchase a small cup of honey nectar and one or several Lorikeets will land on your arm to drink the honey nectar. Currently, feedings are at 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. There is usually a line to get in, but it's worth the wait!

Visited April 2014
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