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National Aviary

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great value and good a good side trip when visiting Pitt.

Very enjoyable and not crowded. The educational show which includes live bird flights was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharmyn C
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
very good museum

although I generally don't like places that enclose wild species...this was pretty well done as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“penguin exhibit”(55 reviews)
“beautiful birds”(49 reviews)
“bird show”(41 reviews)
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 2 days ago

Very enjoyable and not crowded. The educational show which includes live bird flights was excellent.

Thank Sharmyn C
Reviewed 3 days ago

although I generally don't like places that enclose wild species...this was pretty well done as clear they make the habitats as natural as possible. I was completely awed by the Stellar's Eagles, which massive and powerful birds 3-4 ft high.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We especially liked the Wetlands and the Rainforest Habitats. All of the employees seemed knowledgeable and friendly. I was quite entertained by Wookie the sloth - a surprise in an aviary - who decided that the breakfast in the neighboring habitat was more appealing. It...More

Thank 981vickiee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our four old grandson was thoroughly involved in finding the birds in both the Rainforest and Wetlands exhibits. The penguin exhibit featured a tunnel where the kids could pop up in a viewing glass right next to a bird. We were genuinely impressed by the...More

1  Thank RMB634
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Aviary very much, took our granddaughter and she enjoyed seeing the different birds. Will definitely go back.

Thank My2015Trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aviary is pretty small, but it makes up for it by allowing you to be up close to most of the birds. The "grasslands" area has many different varieties of finches, all free flight. It was great to just sit and watch them zoom...More

1  Thank Perthenia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! I've been a lot of zoos and animal related centers, and this is a excellent hidden gem. It is reasonably priced ($17?) with additional reasonably priced add-ons available. Feedings range from $3-5 up to $150 for private encounters. We did a...More

Thank puravida343
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about this place. The staff is great and the exhibits are clean, well laid out and beautiful. We did the penguin feeding and encounter and it was the best time ever. We also went to the Amazon show and feed the...More

Thank Sightseer23662
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What do you say about an aviary that hasn't already been said? We didn't go for any of the premium experiences with the birds or any shows, we just wanted to have the basic aviary experience. We were there for about 90 minutes and we...More

1  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not leave enough time in the day for this amazing place! I arrived at 3:00 p.m. on my way to the airport for my flight home to Arizona. Two hours allowed me to spend quality time in the Tropical Rainforest, Wetlands, and Grasslands...More

Thank Diane D
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Kelly A
10 July 2018|
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Response from Kristin Q | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember it being very hot in the building. Good to note - If you have a membership to other attractions like botanical gardens or zoos, you might be able to get a portion or all of your ticket price covered -- we... More
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2 May 2018|
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Response from 87vickiek | Reviewed this property |
I have taken a large group through and you could do all of the exhibits in 2 hours. But you could stay longer if you take in one of the bird shows.