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National Aviary

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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235
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Pittsburgh treasure, but could be better

We visited during a renovation period, so one of the larger exhibit halls was closed while they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GallosTravels
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bye Bye Birdie

Don’t waste your time and money. For what there is to see its not worth the time or money . The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GT53
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Pittsburgh, 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
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+1 412-323-7235
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"beautiful birds"
in 47 reviews
"penguin exhibit"
in 51 reviews
"bird show"
in 40 reviews
"bird lovers"
in 35 reviews
"baby sloth"
in 31 reviews
"birds of prey"
in 22 reviews
"lorikeet feeding"
in 21 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 21 reviews
"feathered friends"
in 16 reviews
"free flying birds"
in 12 reviews
"rose garden"
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"feeding times"
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"tropical rainforest"
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"different species"
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"general admission"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during a renovation period, so one of the larger exhibit halls was closed while they made improvements. The ones we did visit were well done, there just were not a lot of them. We did get to interact with an employee with an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t waste your time and money. For what there is to see its not worth the time or money . The building and grounds are small. The habitats are not natural. The ‘talks’ could not be heard as sound was muffled in the enclosure. Extra...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I'm a Pittsburgh native who had never been to the Aviary until I was visiting town with my young children. Conveniently located in the North Side just a few minutes walk from the Children's Museum, it is a well-maintained and interesting attraction for families. The...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We expected more. A larger venue, better exhibits, more interactive— alas, it is rather dowdy and small. Skip it.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

It was our first visit to the aviary and our 2 yr old grandson loved it. The staff was always nearby the different exhibits and were very friendly - giving tips and information about the birds and animals. We enjoyed all of the different sections...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

was under renovations, was unable to go into the portion where you could feed the birds- was very disappointing. did get to see alot of things however (the live show/movie about the amazon with trained birds flying in and out) baby sloth. likes the like...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I was given the sloth encounter as a birthday gift. Meeting Vivien was absolutely amazing and a dream come true! Danielle and Janet were awesome; so friendly and accommodating to each person in the group of 8. I couldn’t recommend this experience more as well...More

Thank manda386
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I was not aware of the Aviary on previous visits but am so glad we found out about it. Good activity for kids and adults. Baby sloth Vivian was a wonderful plus. We will go back when we return.

Thank Devra C
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Located on the North Side amongst a complex of museums (Childrens', Mattress) and performing venues the facility offers patrons of all ages the opportunity to see a variety of habitats, watch feedings, have the birds sweep and swoop around you in the rainforest, see penguins...More

Thank JHAllen
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The aviary was very cool and it even had a sloth (which you can hold if you want to pay $150- wow!. Actually there are an array of animals you can pay an experience for but they are very expensive. The giant Condor out front...More

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2 May 2018|
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Response from Vickie K | 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.
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17 March 2018|
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Response from Vickie K | Reviewed this property |
We had the owl encounter at my son's wedding. The trainer brought the owl from table to table during dinner. I did not see anyone touch it, just the trainer holding the owl and photos taken with it.
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